Name: Camp Independence
Site Number: #349
Date Visited: 11/15/2014
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: Private Plaque
Location: 101 Schabbell Ln,, Independence, CA 93526
Coordinates: 36.833867, -118.222686
Description: At the request of settlers, Colonel George Evans led a military expedition to this site on July 4, 1862. Hence its name ‘Independence.’ Indian hostilities ceased and the camp closed. War again broke out in 1865 and the camp was reoccupied as Fort Independence until its abandonment in 1877. This fort made possible the early settlements in the Owens Valley.