Fort Miller, California
Camp Barbour, Camp Miller
Fort Miller Hospital, c.1935
|Elevation||561 ft (171 m)|
Fort Miller (originally, Camp Barbour then Camp Miller) is a former fort on the south bank of the San Joaquin River in what is now Madera County, California. It lay at an elevation of 561 feet (171 m). The site is now under Millerton Lake, formed by the Friant Dam in 1944. It is registered as California Historical Landmark #584.
Some 150 miles upriver from Stockton, it was originally a California Militia post named Camp Barbour during the Mariposa War, became a U. S. Army post named Camp Miller in 1851, and Fort Miller in 1852, named after Major Albert S. Miller. The Army abandoned the post on December 1, 1866. The former settlement of Rootville, later called Millerton, grew up west of the fort on the Stockton - Los Angeles Road in what was then Mariposa County, Tulare County and then Fresno County.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fort Miller, California
- "Fort Miller". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-07.
- "Pioneer Days in Fresno County". The Fresno Bee The Republican. October 3, 1937. p. 48. Retrieved November 17, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.
- Frazer, Robert Walter. 1965. Forts of the West: Military Forts and Presidios, and Posts Commonly Called Forts West of the Mississippi River to 1898. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, pp. 26–27.
- Colonel Herbert M. Hart, USMC (retired), Historic California Posts: Fort Miller (including Camp Barbour, Camp Miller) from Pioneer Forts of the Far West, published in 1965, The California State Military Museum
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