Near Blackwell in Coke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Established by the United States Army, October 28, 1852, as a protection to frontier settlers against Indians. Named in honor of
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 1973.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Roads & Vehicles • War, Mexican-American • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 9, 1890.
Location. 32° 2.745′ N, 100° 14.759′ W. Marker is near Blackwell, Texas, in Coke County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 277 and Fort Chadbourne Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 277. Marker is located at the entrance to the Fort Chadbourne historical site. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Route of the Southern Overland Mail Line (here, next to this marker); Southern Overland Mail, 1858-1861 (approx. 2.8 miles away); Indian Rock Shelters (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of Old Communities of Mazeland and Wilmeth (approx. 8.8 miles away); Valley Creek Station (approx. 10.4 miles away); Townsite of Marie (approx. 10˝ miles away); James Franklin Byrd (approx. 10.8 miles away); Hayrick (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blackwell.
Also see . . . Fort Chadbourne. Official website of the Fort Chadbourne Foundation. (Submitted on October 10, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 1, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 4, 5. submitted on December 1, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. 6, 7. submitted on October 10, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.