Near Alto in Cherokee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Lacy's Fort
Used as a place of refuge after the massacre of the Killough family, October 5, 1838.
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 6838.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
Location. 31° 38.06′ N, 95° 5.61′ W. Marker is near Alto, Texas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on State Highway 21 1.7 miles west of Marcus Street (U.S. 69), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alto TX 75925, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Delaware Indian Village (approx. ¼ mile away); Chief Bowles' Last Homesite (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas (approx. 3.4 miles away); Zebulon Pike Campsite (approx. 4.2 miles away); Mound PrairieMission Santissimo Nombre de Maria (approx. 6 miles away); Site of Tassie Belle and Star and Crescent Iron Ore Furnaces (approx. 10 miles away); Community of Weches (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alto.
Also see . . . Lacy's Fort - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 8, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.)
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