West Point in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Woods' Fort
a protection against Indian attacks
fortified residence of
veteran of the War of 1812
One of the old "Three Hundred"
of Austin's colonists
Oldest man killed in the
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 Castles • Settlements & 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˝ 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.