Fort Ridgely Historic Site, Fort Ridgely State Park, Minnesota

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Fort Ridgely Historic Site

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State/province:
Nicollet County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year Established: 1853
Historic Function: Fortification
Historic Function: Battle site
Other Historic Function: Battle site
Current Function: Historic site


Nicollet

Fort Ridgely Historic Site, Fort Ridgely State Park, Minnesota
(44.441742° N, 94.669418° WLatitude: 44°26′30.271″N
Longitude: 94°40′9.905″W
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Fort Ridgely was constructed in 1853 as a frontier fort in an area of white settlement. During the Civil War it served as a center for training volunteer soldiers. In August 1862 it was the site of two battles in the Dakota Conflict. Fort Ridgely is now a Minnesota Historical Society historic site operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society.

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