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West Point in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Woods' Fort

 
 
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By Richard Denney, June 5, 2009
1. Site of Woods' Fort Marker
Inscription.  
Used by colonists of this vicinity as
a protection against Indian attacks
1828-1842
fortified residence of
Zadock Woods
veteran of the War of 1812
One of the old "Three Hundred"
of Austin's colonists
Oldest man killed in the
"Dawson Massacre"
September 18, 1842

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 5902.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1843.
 
Location. 29° 56.486′ N, 97° 3.699′ W. Marker is in West Point, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is on State Highway 71, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point TX 78963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rabb House (approx. 7.4 miles away); First Methodist Church of Smithville (approx. 7.4 miles away); Smithville (approx. 7˝
Site of Woods' Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, June 5, 2009
2. Site of Woods' Fort Marker
Looking southwest toward grove of old oaks, Robinson Creek
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miles away); Chancellor House (approx. 7˝ miles away); Cedar Creek Cemetery (approx. 8.2 miles away); Black Jack Springs Cemetery (approx. 9˝ miles away); Cedar Cemetery (approx. 9.6 miles away); Czech Catholic Union of Texas (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,779 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on December 17, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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