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Eagle Pass in Maverick County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Duncan

 
 
Fort Duncan 1936 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, June 8, 2012
1. Fort Duncan 1936 Marker
Inscription.
Established by Captain S. Burbank, first U.S. Infantry, March 27, 1849 as a protection to western communication. Garrisoned by Federal troops until March 20, 1861 and since 1868. Now known as Camp Eagle Pass
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 28° 42.197′ N, 100° 30.224′ W. Marker is in Eagle Pass, Texas, in Maverick County. Marker is at the intersection of South Adams Street and Bullis Street, on the left when traveling south on South Adams Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eagle Pass TX 78852, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Duncan (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Duncan Infantry Barracks (about 600 feet away).
 
More about this marker. One of the large granite "Star and Wreath" type monument markers placed over 75 years ago by the State of Texas during the state's centennial year of 1936.
 
Regarding Fort Duncan. At the time the marker was erected, Fort
Fort Duncan Marker and one of several surviving fort buildings image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, June 8, 2012
2. Fort Duncan Marker and one of several surviving fort buildings
Duncan was still an active Army post. The site is now a city park. There are several surviving fort buildings to be experienced including a museum in the former post headquarters, the powder magazine, commanding officer's quarters, bakery, and commissary.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Duncan. The Handbook of Texas Online, Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on June 8, 2012, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, World IWars, US Indian
 
Fort Duncan Post Map image. Click for full size.
1874
3. Fort Duncan Post Map
Buildings in yellow have survived. Red squares locate present day historic markers. This marker is at lower right in front of a post hospital building.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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