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Near Bertram in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Black's Fort

 
 
Black's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
1. Black's Fort Marker
Inscription.  Built as a defense against the Indians in 1855 by William Black (1815-1907) on land owned by him. In the stockade, constructed of cedar logs, sentries were kept on guard on moonlight nights. Guns and ammunition for public use were kept here. Abandoned in 1868.
 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 9700.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 30° 50.97′ N, 98° 4.697′ W. Marker is near Bertram, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is on CR-210A, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bertram TX 78605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Town of Strickling (approx. 1.3 miles away); Shady Grove Community (approx. 2.3 miles away); Joppa Community (approx. 3.2 miles away); Russell Fork Iron Truss Bridge (approx. 4.1 miles away); Joppa Iron Truss Bridge
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(approx. 4.1 miles away); Bethel Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Bertram (approx. 7.2 miles away); Bertram School (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bertram.
 
Updated photo of Black's Fort Marker in context image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, November 18, 2011
2. Updated photo of Black's Fort Marker in context
Black's Fort image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
3. Black's Fort
Black's Fort image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
4. Black's Fort
Updated photo, log structure from 2007 photo image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, November 18, 2011
5. Updated photo, log structure from 2007 photo
The log structure shown in the 2007 photos is collapsed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,466 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 12, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on November 18, 2011, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on February 12, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   4. submitted on February 13, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   5. submitted on November 18, 2011, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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