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Near Alto in Cherokee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Lacy's Fort

 
 
Site of Lacy's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
1. Site of Lacy's Fort Marker
Inscription.  Built before 1835 as a home and trading post by Martin Lacy, Indian agent for the Mexican government.

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 and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 5, 1838.
 
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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Delaware Indian Village (approx. ¼ mile away); Camp Alto, World War II Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 1.1 miles away); A. Frank Smith United Methodist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio Road
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(approx. 1.7 miles away); Stella Salmon Hill (approx. 1.7 miles away); Robert F. Mitchell (approx. 1.7 miles away); Chief Bowles' Last Homesite (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio Road (approx. 3.4 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 Humble, Texas.) 
 
Site of Lacy's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
2. Site of Lacy's Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 975 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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