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Fort Miller

Camp Barbour, Camp Miller
Former settlement
Fort Miller Hospital, c.1935
Fort Miller Hospital, c.1935
Fort Miller is located in California
Fort Miller
Fort Miller
Location in California
Country United States
State California
County Madera County
Fort Miller 1852
561 ft (171 m)
Reference #: 584

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 Fresno County, California, United States. 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.

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