Roosevelt in Kimble County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Ft. McKavett – Ft. Clark Military Road
Selected mainly because it had water available, it served as route for freight and mail, 1868, when forts were reactivated. Over it went troops, supplies, a few immigrants and pioneer ranchers. It was noted also for passage of forays of Col. Ranald Mackensie against the hostile Indians to the northwest.
After forts were abandoned in 1883, ranchers drove cattle to market over parts of the road.
Erected 1966 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1545.)
Location. 30° 29.287′ N, 100° 3.052′ W. Marker is in Roosevelt, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is on Allison Road (Loop State Highway 291) 0.2 miles west of Exit 438, I-10, on the left when traveling west. Located next to the Roosevelt Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roosevelt TX 76874, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roosevelt (approx. 0.4 miles away); Coalson-Pullen Colony Copperas Methodist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Capt. Gully Cowsert (approx. 4½ miles away); Site of Fort Terrett (approx. 8.3 miles away); Brambletye (approx. 12.8 miles away); Bear Creek Settlement (approx. 13 miles away); First Murr Ranch (approx. 13 miles away).
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