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Jacksboro in Jack County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Richardson

 
 
Fort Richardson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, August 10, 2019
1. Fort Richardson Marker
Inscription.  
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
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 in a direct line); Sewell Park (about 700 feet away); Old Hess Building
Fort Richardson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, August 10, 2019
2. Fort Richardson Marker
(approx. mile away); Jack County (approx. mile away); Old Jack County Courthouse Cornerstone (approx. mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles 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 Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 109 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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