Near Newcastle in Young County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Butterﬁeld Overland Stages
Connecting St. Louis and San Francisco with weekly service, 1858-1861, traversed this county with a station at Fort Belknap
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 587.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 33° 9.015′ N, 98° 44.402′ W. Marker is near Newcastle, Texas, in Young County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 61 0.1 miles south of Thompson Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located outside the east wall of Fort Belknap park along Farm-to-Market Road 61. Marker is in this post office area: Newcastle TX 76372, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Military Road (Fort Belknap - Fort Worth) (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel William C. Young (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Belknap Memorial (about 300 feet away); Major Robert S. Neighbors (about 400 feet away); Fort Belknap (about 400 feet away); Military Road (Fort Belknap - San Antonio) Camp Belknap, C.S.A. (about 400 feet away); Old Fort Belknap Powder Magazine (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcastle.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Belknap. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on March 31, 2016.)
2. Butterfield Overland Mail - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on March 31, 2016.)
Categories. • Communications • Forts, Castles • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.