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

Home of Ben Leaton

 
 
Home of Ben Leaton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
1. Home of Ben Leaton Marker
Inscription.
First Anglo-American farmer
in Presidio County
In August 1848, Mr. Leaton acquired
the building and it has since
been known as Fort Leaton

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2525.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 29° 32.568′ N, 104° 19.541′ W. Marker is near Presidio, Texas, in Presidio County. Marker can be reached from Farm to Market Road 170 3.5 miles east of U.S. 67, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at Fort Leaton State Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Presidio TX 79845, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Presidio del Norte (here, next to this marker); Mission del Apostol Santiago (here, next to this marker); El Fortin de San Jose (a few steps from this marker); Captain Henry Skillman (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Fort Leaton State Historic Site. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (Submitted on November 6, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureForts, Castles
 
Home of Ben Leaton Marker (at far right) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
2. Home of Ben Leaton Marker (at far right)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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