Name: Site of Fort Romualdo Pacheco
Site Number: #944
Date Visited: 02/18/2017
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: 1674-1798 W Worthington Rd., Imperial, CA 92251
Description: In 1774, Spain opened an overland route from Sonora to California but it was closed by Yuma Indians in 1781. In 1822, Mexico attempted to reopen this route. Lt. Romualdo Pacheco and soldiers built an adobe fort at this site in 1825-26, the only Mexican fort in Alta California. On April 26, 1826, Kumeyaay Indians attacked the fort, killing three soldiers and wounding three others. Pacheco abandoned the fort, removing soldiers to San Diego.