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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° 39.964′ N, 101° 41.764′ W. Marker is near Sheffield, Texas, in Crockett County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Fort Lancaster Road and State Highway 290, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 629 Fort Lancaster Road, Sheffield TX 79781, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chihuahua Trail and Escondido Water Hole (approx. 1.6 miles away); Howard's Well (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Government Road (approx. 1.6 miles away); Laura and William Peery Hoover (approx. 14 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 . . .
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By Brian Anderson, November 23, 2018
2. Ruins of Fort Lancaster Marker
 Fort Lancaster State Historic Site. (Submitted on December 2, 2014, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesRoads & Vehicles
 
Ruins of Fort Lancaster image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, November 30, 2014
3. Ruins of Fort Lancaster
Fort Lancaster Texas State Historic Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2014, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on November 23, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on December 2, 2014, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.   2. submitted on November 23, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   3. submitted on December 2, 2014, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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