Jacksboro in Jack County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Fort Richardson Cavalry Post Hospital, 1867
In fort built to halt Indian depredations in North Texas. One of buildings and units on inspection in May 1871 by Gen. Wm. Tecumseh Sherman, when news came of massacre of Warren Wagon Train, 24 miles northwest. Killers, later found at Fort Sill, were brought to trial in Jacksboro - first time Indians were ever tried in the white man's court in North Texas.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2010.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Science & Medicine • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1871.
Location. 33° 12.443′ N, 98° 9.86′ W. Marker is in Jacksboro, Texas, in Jack County. Marker can be reached from Park Road 61. Marker is located within Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 228 Park Road 61, 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 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Richardson (about 600 feet away); Officers' QuartersJames B. Dosher (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sewell Park (approx. half a mile away); G. D. Cross (approx. half a mile away); Butterfield Stage Line (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Richardson (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksboro.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Richardson - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
2. Fort Richardson State Historical Park - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
3. Fort Richardson State Park, Historic Site & Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (Submitted on August 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.