Near Newcastle in Young County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
A Military Road (Fort Belknap - Fort Worth)
Extended in 1851
A Military Road
Connecting Fort Belknap and Fort Worth. Over it passed troops, travelers, and supplies for the frontier posts.
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 3375.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Roads & Vehicles • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
Location. 33° 9′ N, 98° 44.402′ W. Marker is near Newcastle, Texas, in Young County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 61, 0.1 miles south of Thompson Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located outside the east wall of Fort Belknap park along Farm-to-Market Road 61. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newcastle TX 76372, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Butterfield Overland Stages (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel William C. Young (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Belknap Memorial (about 400 feet away); Military Road (Fort Belknap - San Antonio) (about 400 feet away); Major Robert S. Neighbors (about 500 feet away); Fort Belknap (about 500 feet away); Camp Belknap, C.S.A. (about 500 feet away); Old Fort Belknap Powder Magazine (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcastle.
Also see . . . Fort Belknap. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on March 31, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.