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Fort Stockton in Pecos County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Oldest House

 
 
Oldest House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 10, 2021
1. Oldest House Marker
Inscription.  Only reminder of first Fort Stockton, founded 1859. Was part of old St. Gall townsite. Had thatched roof, adobe walls.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1966

Preservation efforts made possible
by donations in honor of
Clayton Wheat Williams
to the
Fort Stockton Historical Society
Memorial Fund

 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3842.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 30° 52.843′ N, 102° 52.824′ W. Marker is in Fort Stockton, Texas, in Pecos County. Marker is at the intersection of South Nelson Street and West Sherer Street, on the right when traveling south on South Nelson Street. The marker is located along the fence of the old house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 South Nelson Street, Fort Stockton TX 79735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Oldest House (a few steps from this marker); Telegraph Office & School (about
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400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old School and Telegraph Office (about 400 feet away); Pecos County Korea and Vietnam Memorial (about 500 feet away); Historic Old Jail (about 600 feet away); Pecos County's Contribution 1917 - to the World War - 1919 (about 600 feet away); Fort Stockton (about 600 feet away); Pecos County World War II Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Stockton.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Stockton, Texas.
Fort Lancaster sent 1st Infantry Co. H "to take post" along Comanche Springs on 12 April 1859. Fort Stockton (named Camp Stockton until 1860) grew up around Comanche Springs, one of the largest sources of spring water in Texas. The fort was named for First Lieutenant Edward Dorsey Stockton of the US 1st infantry, who died in San Antonio on March 13, 1857. Comanche Springs was a favorite rest stop on the Great Comanche Trail to Chihuahua, San Antonio-El Paso Road, and the Butterfield Overland Mail route. : Preface  On October 2, 1859, the well-known journalist and author (and future Union
The Oldest House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 10, 2021
2. The Oldest House and Marker
spy) Albert D. Richardson passed through Camp Stockton, which he described as "a military post of three or four edifices with pearly, misty mountains in the background." Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on November 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Oldest House Marker is on the far left in the photo, the county marker is on the far right image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 10, 2021
3. The Oldest House Marker is on the far left in the photo, the county marker is on the far right
A closeup of the “Oldest House” in Fort Stockton image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 10, 2021
4. A closeup of the “Oldest House” in Fort Stockton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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