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

8.6 Miles South to Fort Phantom Hill

 
 
8.6 Miles South to Fort Phantom Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
1. 8.6 Miles South to Fort Phantom Hill Marker
The marker is missing its inscription tablet on top
and the medallion plate in front
Inscription. Established November 14, 1851 by the United States Army as a protection of the settlers against the Indians. Abandoned and burned April 6, 1854. Repaired and used by Southern Overland Mail, 1858-1861, sub-post of Fort Griffin, 1871-1872, temporary county seat of Jones County in 1881.
 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 2005.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 32° 45.012′ N, 99° 39.185′ W. Marker was near Lueders, Texas, in Jones County. Marker was at the intersection of U.S. 180 and County Road 329, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 180. Click for map. Marker was located at the southwest corner of the intersection of US 180, CR 329, and CR 219. Marker was in this post office area: Lueders TX 79533, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Lueders Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Big Country Baptist Assembly (approx. 4.3 miles away); Swan's Chapel (approx. 7.2 miles away); Fort Phantom Hill
8.6 Miles South to Fort Phantom Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
2. 8.6 Miles South to Fort Phantom Hill Marker
(approx. 7.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Phantom Hill (approx. 7.6 miles away); Bud Matthews Switch of the Texas Central Railway (approx. 8 miles away); Butterfield Overland Mail (approx. 8 miles away); Lake Fort Phantom Hill Parks - Johnson Park (approx. 9.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lueders.
 
More about this marker. The marker is missing its top inscription tablet and front medallion plate but the marker base remains and is in good condition.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Phantom Hill - Fort Phantom Foundation. Official website of the Fort Phantom Foundation with abundant information and photographs on the fort. (Submitted on October 30, 2014.) 

2. Fort Phantom Hill. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on October 30, 2014.) 
 
Categories. CommunicationsForts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
8.6 Miles South to Fort Phantom Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
3. 8.6 Miles South to Fort Phantom Hill Marker
View from across US 180
Intersection of US 180 and County Road 329 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
4. Intersection of US 180 and County Road 329
Marker is located at southwest corner of intersection
View to West Along US 180 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
5. View to West Along US 180
View to East Along US 180 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
6. View to East Along US 180
Example of Medallion Plate That May Be<br>Missing From Front of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 29, 2014
7. Example of Medallion Plate That May Be
Missing From Front of Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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