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Fort Stockton in Pecos County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Fort Stockton

 
 
Site of Fort Stockton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, June 2, 2015
1. Site of Fort Stockton Marker
Inscription.  Established on the Comanche Trail, March 23, 1859, as a protection to the San Antonio-San Diego mail route. Named in honor of Commodore Robert Field Stockton, 1795-1866, who captured California for the United States. A stage stand on the San Diego Line, 1858-1861. Evacuated by Federal troops during the Civil War. Reoccupied July, 1867. Permanently abandoned June 30, 1886.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 4798.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Comanche Trail into Mexico, the San Antonio-El Paso Road, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 23, 1859.
 
Location. 30° 52.94′ N, 102° 52.761′ W. Marker is in Fort Stockton, Texas, in Pecos County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and West James Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Marker is
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located in the plaza south of the Pecos County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 403 South Main Street, Fort Stockton TX 79735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zero Stone Park (here, next to this marker); St. Joseph's Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Joseph Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Pecos County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Pecos County's Contribution 1917 - to the World War - 1919 (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Old Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Pecos County Korea and Vietnam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Stockton (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Stockton.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Stockton - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on October 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
Site of Fort Stockton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, June 2, 2015
2. Site of Fort Stockton Marker
Pecos County Courthouse visible in distance
Site of Fort Stockton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, August 30, 2019
3. Site of Fort Stockton Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on October 6, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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