Jacksboro in Jack County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Built in 1867 of lumber cut from cottonwoods growing in nearby river bottoms. One of 5 original officers' quarters. Outlasted fort's barracks and stables, which were built of small vertical timbers (pickets).
Style typical of 19th century army posts in the west. Only one left standing the United States.
Among men quartered here was Gen. Ranald S. MacKenzie, who sent Indians back to reservations, 1871-74.
Restored by City of Jacksboro. Maintained by Girl Scouts.
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3674.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 33° 12.389′ N, 98° 9.735′ 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 Fort Richardson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lost Battalion (about 600 feet away); Fort Richardson Cavalry Post Hospital, 1867 (about 700 feet away); James B. Dosher (approx. 0.3 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 Atascocita, 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 Atascocita, 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 Atascocita, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 121 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.