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

Ruins of Fort Lancaster

 
 
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By William F Haenn, November 30, 2014
1. Ruins of Fort Lancaster Marker
Inscription. Established in 1855 by the United States Government as a protection to travelers and mail on the overland route from San Antonio to San Diego. Abandoned in 1861. Reoccupied in 1868 for a short time.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 4383.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the San Antonio-El Paso Road, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 40.016′ N, 101° 41.782′ W. Marker is near Sheffield, Texas, in Crockett County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Ft Lancaster Road (U.S. US) and State Highway 290, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the base of the post flagpole on the parade grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Sheffield TX 79781, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Government Road (approx. 1.6 miles away); Howard's Well (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Chihuahua Trail and Escondido Water Hole (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Ruins of Fort Lancaster. Fort Lancaster is a Texas State Historic Site with a visitor's center and other facilities.
 
Also see . . .
Ruins of Fort Lancaster image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, November 30, 2014
2. Ruins of Fort Lancaster
Fort Lancaster Texas State Historic Site
 Fort Lancaster State Historic Site. (Submitted on December 2, 2014, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesRoads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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