Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Used from 1870s to 1914. Settlers buried here include: Mr. and Mrs. Diedrick Dutchover, immigrants from Belgium and Spain; their surname, coined by a recruiter in the Mexican War, is borne by many descendants.
Dolores, who on her wedding eve lighted a signal fire for her fiance, later found scalped by Indians; she became mentally ill and (until her death 30 years later) burned fires on mountain near town for her lost lover.
Two young Frier brothers, who were shot by a Ranger posse as horse thieves and were buried in only boothill grave in county.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10483.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
Location. 30° 35.042′ N, 103° 53.327′ W. Marker is in Fort Davis, Texas, in Jeff Davis County. Marker is on Musquiz Drive (State Highway 118) 0.2 miles east of Jeff Davis Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Musquiz Drive, Fort Davis TX 79734, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jeff Davis County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Mercantile (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hotel Limpia (approx. half a mile away); Jeff Davis County Jail (approx. half a mile away); Confederate President Jefferson Davis (approx. half a mile away); Old Fort Davis CSA (approx. half a mile away); T/SGT. Manuel S. Gonzales (approx. half a mile away); Fort Davis United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Davis.
More about this marker. Texas is home to many ghost towns with ghost stories like Indianola. There are just as many ghost cemeteries like the old Pioneer graveyard.
Additional keywords. Texas, CSA, Fort Davis, Confederate, Army, veteran, 12th Texas, Company F, Granger, 8th Cavalry, 10th Cavalry, Buffalo Soldiers
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 764 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. 3. submitted on November 16, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 3, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. 7. submitted on October 28, 2020, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.