Near Newcastle in Young County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Butterfield Overland Stages
Connecting St. Louis and San Francisco with weekly service, 1858-1861, traversed this county with a station at Fort Belknap
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 587.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Forts and Castles • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 33° 9.015′ 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. A Military Road (Fort Belknap - Fort Worth) (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel William C. Young (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Belknap MemorialMajor Robert S. Neighbors (about 400 feet away); Fort Belknap (about 400 feet away); Military Road (Fort Belknap - San Antonio) (about 400 feet away); Camp Belknap, C.S.A. (about 400 feet away); Old Fort Belknap Powder Magazine (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcastle.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Belknap. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on March 31, 2016.)
2. Butterfield Overland Mail - Wikipedia entry. (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 436 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.