Palestine in Anderson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
A fort and stockade built about 1836 on the public square of the town of Houston (then in Houston County), as a protection against the Indians, by order of General Sam Houston, Commander-in-Chief of the Texan Armies. The town was abandoned in 1846 for Palestine, the new seat of Anderson County; the fort about 1841. The site is now a part of the historic home of John H. Reagan, which is called Fort Houston.
Erected by the State of Texas
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 8752.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
Location. 31° 44.374′ N, 95° 39.401′ W. Marker is in Palestine, Texas, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Reagan Street and Knox Street, on the right when traveling east on West Reagan Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palestine TX 75801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Fort Houston (here, next to this marker); Fort Houston Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Christopher Columbus Rogers (approx. 1.8 miles away); The I&GN Railroad in Palestine (approx. 1.8 miles away); Anderson County in the Civil War (approx. 2 miles away); John H. Reagan (approx. 2 miles away); Palestine High School (approx. 2.1 miles away); Roy B. Wallace (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palestine.
More about this marker. This 1936 "gravestone" marker stands next to a 1969 post-mounted subject marker, also called Fort Houston.
Regarding Fort Houston. John Reagan's home, mentioned on the marker, is no longer there.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2021, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 234 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2021, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.