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Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Jeff Davis County

 
 
Jeff Davis County Monument image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, November 24, 2011
1. Jeff Davis County Monument
Facing southwest at monument from direction of downtown Fort Davis, TX.
Inscription. Formed from Presidio County.
Created March 15, 1887.
Organized May 16, 1887.
Named in honor of Jefferson Davis.
1806-1868.
President of the Confederate States.
Fort Davis, County Seat,
Presidio County, 1875.
County Seat, Jeff Davis County,
since 1887.
 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 10475.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 35.249′ N, 103° 53.677′ W. Marker is in Fort Davis, Texas, in Jeff Davis County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street (State Highway 17) and Musquiz Dr. (State Highway 118), in the median on State Street. Click for map. The 3x2 foot block of Texas marble (or pink granite) is less than two blocks south of the Jeff Davis county courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Davis TX 79734, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jeff Davis County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate President Jefferson Davis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jeff Davis County Courthouse (about
Jeff Davis County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, June 12, 2011
2. Jeff Davis County Marker
Close up of the Jeff Davis County marker bronze text and seal and Texas pink granite.
400 feet away); Old Fort Davis CSA (about 500 feet away); T/SGT. Manuel S. Gonzales (about 500 feet away); Union Mercantile (about 600 feet away); Hotel Limpia (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church of Fort Davis (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Davis.
 
More about this marker. Located at the crossroads of State Highway 17 driving from downtown Fort Davis or Marfa and 118 from Alpine,TX.
 
Regarding Jeff Davis County. No other place bears as much recognition toward President Davis than Jeff Davis County, TX. The city and historic site of Fort Davis were named for the Mississippian before his presidency; the nearby mountain range and county named afterwards. As a matter of fact, this marker's location, State Highway 17 was also named for him, Jefferson Davis Highway Number 3. In Fort Davis there are four monument-markers including this one in honor of the Confederate forefather.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Jeff Davis County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
3. Jeff Davis County Marker
Marker is in the center of traffic island.
Jefferson Davis Highway Number 3 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
4. Jefferson Davis Highway Number 3
State Highway 17 was named for Jefferson Davis Highway Number 3. This marker is in a small plaza just east of the courthouse.
Jefferson Davis Highway Number 3 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
5. Jefferson Davis Highway Number 3
State Highway 17 was named for Jefferson Davis Highway Number 3. This marker is in a small plaza just east of the courthouse.
 
 
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