Jacksboro in Jack County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Established November 26, 1867 by the United States Army to defend the frontier against the Indians. A mail station on the Butterfield Overland Stage Line 1858-1861. Abandoned as a military post May 23, 1878
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 2009.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is November 26, 1867.
Location. 33° 12.903′ N, 98° 9.542′ W. Marker is in Jacksboro, Texas, in Jack County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 281), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 South Main Street, 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. Former Gulf, Texas & Western Railroad Depot (a few steps from this marker); Butterfield Stage Line (within shouting distance of this marker); G. D. Cross (about 500 feet away, measured Sewell Park (about 700 feet away); Fort Richardson Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Bank Building in County (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Hess Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Jack County (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksboro.
Also see . . . Fort Richardson - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 23, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. 2. submitted on April 11, 2023, by Jeff Leichsenring of Garland, Texas. 3. submitted on August 23, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.