Port Bolivar in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
In 1898-99, with the beginning of federal development of the Port of Galveston, a second Fort Travis was established across Galveston Bay at Bolivar Point near the former site of a Civil War Confederate fortification called Fort Green. Two batteries, named Davis and Ernst, were completed in 1899 and a third, named Kimble, completed in 1922. Coastal defense facilities were added to the fort during World Wars I and II. Fort Travis was decommissioned and sold as war surplus in 1949. Besides its obvious military uses, Fort Travis also served
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7452.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, Texas Independence • War, World I • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
Location. 29° 21.959′ N, 94° 45.407′ W. Marker is in Port Bolivar, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on 10th Street south of Anderson Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located in Fort Travis Seashore Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Bolivar TX 77650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jane Herbert Wilkinson Long (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bolivar Point (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort San Jacinto (approx. 2.2 miles away); SS Selma (approx. 2.4 miles away); Galveston: Gateway to Texas (approx. 2.4 miles away); Galveston Quarantine Stations (approx. 2.4 miles away); Galveston Island (approx. 2.8 miles away); Galveston, C. S. A. (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Bolivar.
Also see . . . History of Fort Travis Seashore Park. Information regarding the area and history of the fort including a photo of the marker. (Submitted on August 19, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,047 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on May 15, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on May 15, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 2. submitted on October 8, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. 3. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 4. submitted on May 17, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 5. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 6. submitted on May 15, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 7. submitted on May 16, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 8. submitted on May 17, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.