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Fort Logan began in 1887 as an Army post. It is located near the southwest border of Denver and is part of Denver County. The community is bordered by Federal Boulevard, Wadsworth, Highway 285, and Highway 85. Houses from many different time periods are represented in the area, with home values averaging from $165,000 to $245,000. There are many historic buildings in Fort Logan, some from the late 1800s, most notably the Field Officers Quarters. The newly built River Point at Sheridan is a retail venue which offers shopping, restaurants, and entertainment opportunities.
Fort Logan was originally named “Camp Near the City of Denver,” but was officially changed to Fort Logan in August of 1889. It was named after John A. Logan, commander of the US Volunteer Forces during the Civil War. Three acres were set aside for a post cemetery. Mable Peterkin, daughter of one of the privates stationed at the fort, was the first to be interred in June of 1889. Fort Logan eventually became a recruiting post until May of 1946 when the fort shut down. Shortly after, Congress authorized the use of 160 acres of the military lands to be used as a national cemetery. Since then, Fort Logan National Cemetery has grown to 214 acres. There are many notable people buried at the cemetery, including seven Buffalo soldiers and Karl Baatz, a German prisoner of war. There are also several Medal of Honor recipients buried there.
The majority of the remaining land was deeded to the State of Colorado. The land was used to establish a state hospital. The hospital, the Colorado Mental Health Institute of Fort Logan, is still in use today. It is one of only two mental health facilities in the state.