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Near Sheffield in Crockett County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ruins of Fort Lancaster

 
 
Ruins of Fort Lancaster Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William F Haenn, November 30, 2014
1. Ruins of Fort Lancaster Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1855 by the United States Government as a protection to travelers and mail on the overland route from San Antonio to San Diego. Abandoned in 1861. Reoccupied in 1868 for a short time.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 4383.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the San Antonio-El Paso Road, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 30° 39.964′ N, 101° 41.764′ W. Marker is near Sheffield, Texas, in Crockett County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Fort Lancaster Road and State Highway 290, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 629 Fort Lancaster Road, Sheffield TX 79781, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commanding Officer's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Company H Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitchen and Mess Hall
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Officer's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Bakery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Laundresses (about 300 feet away); Battle at Fort Lancaster (about 400 feet away); 'Quarter-Master' (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheffield.
 
Regarding Ruins of Fort Lancaster. Fort Lancaster is a Texas State Historic Site with a visitor's center and other facilities.
 
Fort Lancaster Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sean McCormick, October 13, 2017
2. Fort Lancaster Museum
Ruins of Fort Lancaster Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 23, 2018
3. Ruins of Fort Lancaster Marker
Ruins of Fort Lancaster image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William F Haenn, November 30, 2014
4. Ruins of Fort Lancaster
Fort Lancaster Texas State Historic Site
Ruins of Fort Lancaster image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sean McCormick, October 14, 2017
5. Ruins of Fort Lancaster
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2014, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on November 23, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on December 2, 2014, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.   2. submitted on February 13, 2020, by Sean McCormick of Lago Vista, Texas.   3. submitted on November 23, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.   4. submitted on December 2, 2014, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.   5. submitted on February 13, 2020, by Sean McCormick of Lago Vista, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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