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Cross Plains in Callahan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Mason-Camp Cooper Military Road

 
 
Fort Mason-Camp Cooper Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
1. Fort Mason-Camp Cooper Military Road Marker
Inscription.
1 mile east to
Fort Mason-Camp Cooper
Military Road
Route for U.S. 2nd Cavalry and supplies from San Antonio to Fort Mason (about 100 miles south of here) to Camp Cooper (about 65 miles north) in campaigns of 1851-1861 against Plains Indians. Great military men of American history traveled this road, including Robert E. Lee (later a commanding general, C.S.A.) and George T. Thomas, “Rock of Chickamauga.”
 
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1995.)
 
Location. 32° 7.276′ N, 99° 10.582′ W. Marker is in Cross Plains, Texas, in Callahan County. Marker is on Southwest Fifth Street (State Highway 36) 0.2 miles west of South Comal Street. Click for map. Marker is located in Treadaway Park at the north foot of the pedestrian bridge over Turkey Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Cross Plains TX 76443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Home of Robert E. Howard (approx. mile away); Cross Plains Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery War Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery
Fort Mason-Camp Cooper Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
2. Fort Mason-Camp Cooper Military Road Marker
(approx. 5.7 miles away); Old Cottonwood Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away); Site of Cottonwood Springs (approx. 6.1 miles away); Cottonwood Bank and Post Office (approx. 6.1 miles away); Atwell Cemetery (approx. 9.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cross Plains.
 
More about this marker. This marker was installed in 2014 and replaced a 1967 marker that was located approx. 250 feet to the east. (HMDB record of 1967 marker for Fort Mason-Camp Cooper Military Road)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesRoads & VehiclesWars, US Indian
 
Pedestrian Bridge Over Turkey Creek image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
3. Pedestrian Bridge Over Turkey Creek
Marker is located at the north entry onto the bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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