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West Point in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Woods’ Fort

 
 
Site of Woods' Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, June 5, 2009
1. Site of Woods' Fort Marker
Inscription.
Used by colonists of this vicinity as
a protection against Indian attacks
1828-1842
fortified residence of
Zadock Woods
veteran of the War of 1812
One of the old "Three Hundred"
of Austin's colonists
Oldest man killed in the
"Dawson Massacre"
September 18, 1842

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 5902.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 29° 56.486′ N, 97° 3.699′ W. Marker is in West Point, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is on State Highway 71, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point TX 78963, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smithville (approx. 7.5 miles away); Czech Catholic Union of Texas (approx. 10.7 miles away); Father Miguel Muldoon (approx. 10.7 miles away); La Fayette Masonic Lodge No. 34 A.F. & A.M. (approx. 10.9 miles away); Hermes House (approx. 11 miles away); Rabb's Prairie
Site of Woods' Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, June 5, 2009
2. Site of Woods' Fort Marker
Looking southwest toward grove of old oaks, Robinson Creek
(approx. 11.1 miles away); Site of a Twin Blockhouse (approx. 11.1 miles away); Fayette County Courthouse (approx. 11.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Zadock Woods (1773-1842). Handbook of Texas Online (Submitted on June 19, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,353 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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