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

Historic Fort Stockton Cemetery

 
 
Historic Fort Stockton Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2022
1. Historic Fort Stockton Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Army returned in 1867 after the Civil War and rebuilt the fort. The cemetery was established in 1875. The remains of soldiers buried here were removed to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio in 1888 following the closure of Fort Stockton in 1886. Local residents continued to use the cemetery until 1912. Very few markers record anyone over the age of forty, signifying the harshness of frontier life.

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Tombstone of Sheriff A.J .Royal, born Nov. 25, 1855 assassinated Nov. 21, 1894
 
Erected by Historic Ft. Stockton Driving Tour. (Marker Number 17.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesForts and Castles. A significant historical date for this entry is October 25, 1855.
 
Location. 30° 53.497′ N, 102° 52.688′ W. Marker is in Fort Stockton, Texas, in Pecos County. Marker is at the intersection of North Water Street and East 8th Street on North Water Street. The marker is located at the left side of the front entrance to the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Stockton TX 79735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
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other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Fort Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Downtown Fort Stockton (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The "Prairie Schooner" and Early Settlers (about 800 feet away); Oil and Gas Industry in Pecos County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Visitor Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Comanche Springs (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 9th Cavalry, Fort Stockton and Edward Hatch (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pecos County Fort Stockton Renewable Energy Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Stockton.
 
Also see . . .
1. A.J. Royal – One Bad Pecos County Sheriff. Legends of America (Submitted on July 6, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Historic Fort Stockton Texas. Historic Fort Stockton (Submitted on July 6, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Historic Fort Stockton Cemetery Marker is on the left of the front gate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2022
2. The Historic Fort Stockton Cemetery Marker is on the left of the front gate
Sign of the Historic Fort Stockton Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2022
3. Sign of the Historic Fort Stockton Cemetery
The view of the Historic Fort Stockton Cemetery including grave of A.J. Royal image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2022
4. The view of the Historic Fort Stockton Cemetery including grave of A.J. Royal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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