Wandering Lizard

An online magazine with information related to attractions, lodging, dining,
and travel resources in selected areas of Arizona

Yavapai County

Fort Verde State Park

Fort Verde, Arizona, is located in the center of the state just off of Interstate Highway 17 in the town of Camp Verde. Before Anglo-Europeans arrived, the region had long been the homeland of the Yavapai and Apache peoples. The Territory of Arizona was created in 1863 and nearby Prescott was designated the capitol in 1864. Settlers coming into the Verde River Valley clashed with Indians and demanded military protection. Camp Lincoln was established in 1865. It was an active duty military post through 1891, but through the years it's location moved slightly and it's name changed first to Camp Verde and finally to Fort Verde. It was an important base for military units fighting hostile Indians during the post Civil War period. Today it is maintained as a state park.

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