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Near Sheffield in Crockett County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sutler's Store

All things fun and diverting to a soldier

 
 
Sutler's Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
1. Sutler's Store Marker
Inscription.  Owned and operated by a civilian merchant, the sutler's store was the only two-story building at Fort Lancaster. The sutler sold liquor, tobacco, and supplies to travelers as well as soldiers. This building also served as a stage relay station for the San Antonio-San Diego Mail Company.

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19th Century Amusements
Tobacco, music, cards, and for some a little drink were the ways a soldier passed his off-duty time when posted to this remote location.

images: Fall Creek Suttlery; Dr. Arthur Weinert; Social Form: Library of Congress

 
Erected by Fort Lancaster State Historic Site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 30° 40.131′ N, 101° 41.871′ W. Marker is near Sheffield, Texas, in Crockett County. Marker can be reached from Fort Lancaster Road, half a mile north of U.S. 290. The marker is located in the northeast section of the fort. Touch for map. Marker is at
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or near this postal address: 629 Fort Lancaster Road, Sheffield TX 79781, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lime Kiln (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hospital (about 500 feet away); Commissary (about 500 feet away); Company K Barracks (about 600 feet away); 'Quarter-Master' (about 800 feet away); Fort Lancaster Cemetery (about 800 feet away); Battle at Fort Lancaster (approx. 0.2 miles away); Officer's Quarters (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheffield.
 
More about this marker. The ruins of the fort and the markers are located on the grounds of the Fort Lancaster State Historic Site which requires a small entrance fee to access.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Lancaster State Historic Site. Texas Historical Commission (Submitted on July 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The ruins of the Sutler's Store and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
2. The ruins of the Sutler's Store and Marker
The view of the Sutler's Store and Marker from the pathway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
3. The view of the Sutler's Store and Marker from the pathway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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