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Near Sonora in Sutton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Fort Terrett

 
 
Site of Fort Terrett Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, December 30, 2019
1. Site of Fort Terrett Marker
Inscription.  
Established February 5, 1852 by
the United States Army as a
protection to frontier settlers.
Named in honor of Lieutenant
John C. Terrett who fell at
Monterrey, September 21, 1846.
Abandoned February 26, 1854

 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 4799.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, Mexican-AmericanWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 5, 1852.
 
Location. 30° 27.623′ N, 100° 11.16′ W. Marker is near Sonora, Texas, in Sutton County. Marker is on River Road, one mile north of Ranch to Market Road 3130, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sonora TX 76950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roosevelt (approx. 8 miles away); Ft. McKavett – Ft. Clark Military Road (approx.
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8.3 miles away); Coalson-Pullen Colony (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Camp Terrett - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on December 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
Site of Fort Terrett Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, December 30, 2019
2. Site of Fort Terrett Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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