Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Confederate President Jefferson Davis
His Postmaster-General and personal aide were Texans, as were many on his general staff.
After post-war release from prison, visited state and soldiers. He once had told in wartime: "Troops from other states have their reputations to gain, but sons of the Alamo have theirs to maintain."
County named for him in 1887.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Commitee. (Marker Number 10474.)
Location. 30° 35.298′ N, 103° 53.689′ W. Marker is in Fort Davis, Texas, in Jeff Davis County. Marker is on State Street (State Highway 17/118) 0.1 miles north of Musquiz Drive (State Highway 118), on the left when traveling north. Located on the south east side on front lawn of the Jeff Davis County Courthouse nearby Old Fort Davis CSA monument/marker. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 State Street, Fort Davis TX 79734, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Jeff Davis County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); T/SGT. Manuel S. Gonzales (within shouting distance of this marker); Jeff Davis County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Fort Davis CSA (within shouting distance of this marker); Jeff Davis County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Davis United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away); Hotel Limpia (about 400 feet away); Union Mercantile (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Davis.
Additional keywords. Jeff Davis County, Fort Davis, Davis Mountains
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 602 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 18, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 2. submitted on October 22, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. 3. submitted on November 18, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.