Ozona in Crockett County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Fort Lancaster C.S.A.
Site 33 miles west on U.S. 290. Upon U.S. surrender Texas forts start of Civil War. Made part Confederate far western frontier line. Occupied by 2nd Texas Cavalry on supply line to and from Arizona-New Mexico. Campaign 1861-62, intended to make Confederacy an ocean to ocean nation. When regular patrols to guard supply trains and check Indian activities grew dull life spiced by camp newspaper and nightly sport of shooting pesky coyotes.
By Brian Anderson, November 25, 2017
1. Fort Lancaster C.S.A. Marker
A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy
Erected 1963 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 1992.)
Location. 30° 42.624′ N, 101° 12.079′ W. Marker is in Ozona, Texas, in Crockett County. Marker is at the intersection of 11th Street (State Highway 466) and Avenue E (State Highway 163), on the left when traveling east on 11th Street. Marble slab in the park across from the old Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ozona TX 76943, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Mozart McVey (a few steps from this marker); David Crockett (a few steps
from this marker); Crockett County (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ozona Stockman (within shouting distance of this marker); Crockett County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ozona National Bank (about 300 feet away); The Perner House (about 400 feet away); Ozona's First Water Well (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ozona.
By Zacharias Beau T, July 21, 2011
2. Fort Lancaster C.S.A. Memorial/Marker
The nearby Pecos and Rio Grande Rivers were the lifeblood of this pre-Civil War frontier post. These waters made it a necessary stop for the dusty and parched columns of the Texas Confederate San Antonio column marching west in 1862.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
By Julie Szabo, February 24, 2008
3. Fort Lancaster C.S.A. Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,491 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. 2. submitted on April 7, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. 3. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.