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Near Newcastle in Young County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Fort Belknap Powder Magazine

 
 
Old Fort Belknap Powder Magazine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
1. Old Fort Belknap Powder Magazine Marker
Inscription.  Best preserved of the original structures at Fort Belknap. The fort, named for its builder, Brig. Gen. W.G. Belknap (1794-1851), was one of the frontier posts placed by the Federal government along a line from the Red River to the Rio Grande to guard settlers from Indians, soon after Texas joined the Union. This was one of 9 stone and 7 picket houses on the site by 1853. Restored by the State of Texas in 1936.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962

 
Erected 1962. (Marker Number 3729.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 33° 9.095′ N, 98° 44.446′ W. Marker is near Newcastle, Texas, in Young County. Marker can be reached from Farm to Market Road 61 south of Thompson Road. Marker is located inside Fort Belknap park mounted on the front wall of the magazine building; the above directions are to the entrance of the park. 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
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of this marker. Camp Belknap, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Robert S. Neighbors (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Belknap (within shouting distance of this marker); Tonkawa Scouts, C.S.A. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel William C. Young (about 300 feet away); Fort Belknap Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Butterfield Overland Stages (about 500 feet away); Military Road (Fort Belknap - Fort Phantom Hill) (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 April 2, 2016.) 
 
Fort Belknap Powder Magazine image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
2. Fort Belknap Powder Magazine
Fort Belknap Powder Magazine image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
3. Fort Belknap Powder Magazine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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