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Fort Hays

Kansas State Historical Marker
Ellis County
US-183 Bypass, Ellis County
Roadside turnout, south of Hays on old US-40

      FortThis noted U.S. Army post was established in 1865 as a headquarters for troops given the task of protecting military roads, guarding the mails, and defending construction crews on the Union Pacific Railway. Fort Hays also served as a major supply depot for other army posts in western Kansas.