Post was too weak to be continued and was abandoned on September 15, 1864. The post was relocated at the Military Plaza and as renamed Camp Lowell in honor of Brig. Gen. Charls R. Lowell of the 6th calvary, who was killed at Cedar creek Virginia during the Civil War. Renamed Fort Lowell, April 5, 1879. The camp was repositioned and improved; it became a major supply depot for troops in southern Arizona during many Indian actions, including the Geronimo campaign. April 5, 1891 the Fort was abandoned despite outcries by local Tucsonians who desired to maintain the post for its economic status. The rebuilt officers' quarters now contain a museum. The fort is eight miles east of Tucson on Craycroft Road, south of Fort Lowell Road.
Fort Lowell Neighborhood- History
Fort Lowell Museum
2900 N. Craycroft Rd. Phone 520/885-3832
Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm Seasonal Info: Closed all major holidays Transportation: Bus: 34 Prices: Free admission
Old Fort Lowell / By Caroline Mary Hughston ; drawings by Geo. M. Mastick.
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