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Round Top in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Moores Fort

1831

 
 
Moores Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 8, 2021
1. Moores Fort Marker
Inscription.  John Henry Moore came to Texas in Austin's Colony in 1823. He built this Blockhouse in his ˝ league of land in 1831, and founded the town of La Grange, where the La Bahia trace crosses the Colorado River. It is the oldest structure in Fayette County.

Elected Colonel in the 1835 Battle of Gonzales in the Texas Revolution, Moore went on to become a famous Indian fighter. He also founded in this building, the first church in Fayette County.

Moores Fort was saved, moved and restored by Harvin and Elizabeth Moore, and given to The Texas Pioneer Arts Foundation as a Bicentennial gift in 1976.
 
Erected by Round Top Area Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionForts and CastlesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
 
Location. 30° 3.854′ N, 96° 41.882′ W. Marker is in Round Top, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of South White Street and Bauer Rommel, on the right when traveling north
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on South White Street. The marker is located on the side of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 South White Street, Round Top TX 78954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wandke House (within shouting distance of this marker); Pochmann House (within shouting distance of this marker); Schueddemagen Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Schiege House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schiege Cigar Factory (about 400 feet away); Schiege Cigar Factory Manager's House (about 400 feet away); Bethlehem Church (about 700 feet away); Early Texas Hotels and Inns (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Round Top.
 
Also see . . .  Moore, John Henry.
According to tradition he ran away from college in Tennessee to avoid studying Latin and went to Texas in 1818. His father took him back to Tennessee, after which Moore returned to Texas in 1821 as one of the first settlers on the upper Colorado River. He fought the Indians along the Colorado in 1823 and 1824 and went into partnership with Thomas Gray as one of Stephen F. Austin's original settlers.  Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on October 11, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Moores Fort and marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 8, 2021
2. The Moores Fort and marker
The marker is located on the right side of the door of the cabin.
The view of the Moores Fort from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 8, 2021
3. The view of the Moores Fort from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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