Introduction to Fort Bragg, California
Fort Bragg History
Fort Bragg was established in 1857 by the Third Artillery Regiment. The post was named in honor of Captain Braxton Bragg, who was a member of the Third Artillery Regiment. He was also a Mexican-American War Veteran, and later became a general in the Confederate Army. Much of the early economy of the area depended on logging from the vast forests of redwood trees nearby.
Fort Bragg and Nearby Attractions
- Admiral Standley State Recreation Area.
- Kelley House Museum.
- Caspar Headlands State Reserve.
- Mendocino County Museum.
- Navarro River Redwoods State Park.
- Grace Hudson Museum.
Things To Do In Fort Bragg
The Ten Mile River Beach, Glass Beach, MacKerricher State Park and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are all accessible from Fort Bragg. Parks in the area include the Mendocino Woodlands State Park, the Westport Union-Landing State Beach, the Jug Handle State Reserve and the Admiral Standley State Recreation Area. Local churches include the Fort Bragg Seventh Day Adventist Church, Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church and the Grace Community Church. The Fort Bragg Branch Mendocino County Library is located in Fort Brag as well.
Fort Bragg Transportation
Sonoma County Airport is nearby.
Fort Bragg Higher Education
Humboldt State University, Napa Valley College and Mendocino College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.