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Jacksboro in Jack County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Richardson

 
 
Fort Richardson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 15, 2018
1. Fort Richardson Marker
Inscription.  
As partially reconstructed in 1936
Established by the United States War Department
on November 26, 1867
as a protection of the frontier
against hostile Indians
Named in honor of
General Israel B. Richardson, U.S.A.,
killed at Antietam, September 17, 1862
Abandoned May 23, 1878
as the line of settlement had passed westward.

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2008.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 33° 12.36′ N, 98° 9.8′ W. Marker is in Jacksboro, Texas, in Jack County. Marker is on Park Road 61 0.6 miles west of South Main Street (U.S. 281), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksboro TX 76458, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lost Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers' Quarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Richardson Cavalry Post Hospital, 1867
Fort Richardson Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 15, 2018
2. Fort Richardson Marker Area
(about 600 feet away); James B. Dosher (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sewell Park (approx. half a mile away); G. D. Cross (approx. 0.6 miles away); Butterfield Stage Line (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Richardson (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksboro.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Richardson. from the Handbook of Texas Online (Submitted on June 24, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.) 

2. Fort Richardson State Park, Historic Site & Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway. (Submitted on June 24, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.)
 
Categories. Forts or CastlesWars, US Indian
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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