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Near Belton in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Little River Fort

 
 
Little River Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
1. Little River Fort Marker
Inscription. A stockade and blockhouse of the Republic of Texas. Built in November, 1836, by a unit of some 20 Rangers under Lt. George B. Erath (soldier-statesman for whom Erath County was named).

By Christmas they had erected 7 or 8 cabins, a blockhouse and a picket stockade, which enclosed about 1/2 acre of land. A spring nearby supplied water. Rations included an ear of corn daily, game, honey and a little coffee.

The Rangers withdrew about May, 1837. Later the fort was used by settlers, hunters and adventurers. The remains of the structures were removed, 1840's.
 
Erected 1969 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3100.)
 
Location. 31° 0.229′ N, 97° 29.501′ W. Marker is near Belton, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is on I-35 Frontage Rd, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. In road side park just north of Lampasas River bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Belton TX 76513, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bell County (a few steps from this marker); Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Planing Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wilson Van Dyke
Little River Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
2. Little River Fort Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Fowler House (approx. 4 miles away); West Salado Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); M. H. Denman Cabin (approx. 4.4 miles away); Salado Church of Christ (approx. 4.6 miles away); Home of Wellborn Barton (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Belton.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,128 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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