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Near Albany in Shackelford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Griffin

Shackelford County Texas

 

—July 31, 1867 - May 31, 1881 —

 
Fort Griffin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 12, 2017
1. Fort Griffin Marker
Inscription. Established by Brevet Colonel Sturgis acting under orders of Lieutenant General Charles Griffin, Commander Sixth U.S. Cavalry and Commander Frontier Area, for whom named. Headquarters of Companies A, F, & G, 11th Infantry and two companies 4th Cavalry, U.S. Army during final conquest of savage Indian tribes 1867-1876.

In valley below lies town of Fort Griffin seat of West Texas civilization. Famous as headquarters for buffalo hunters, government surveyors, and pioneers. Principal supply station for trail drivers on Fort Griffin - Fort Dodge Cattle Trail, the longest on the continent.

Erected by the State of Texas 1936 with funds appropriated by the Federal government to commemorate one hundred years of Texas independence

1836 - 1936

In honor of the true western spirit

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 32° 55.586′ N, 99° 14.026′ W. Marker is near Albany, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 283 and Park Road 58. Touch for map. Marker is located in Fort Griffin State Historic
Fort Griffin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 12, 2017
2. Fort Griffin Marker
Site near the entrance to the visitor center. The above directions are to the entrance to the historic site. Marker is in this post office area: Albany TX 76430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civilian Conservation Corps at Fort Griffin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frontier Town of Fort Griffin (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Western Cattle Trail Crossings at Fort Griffin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Russell Young Gilbert (approx. half a mile away); Fort Griffin Civil Jail (approx. half a mile away); Fort Griffin Lodge Hall (approx. half a mile away); Black Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Family Forts, C.S.A. (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Also see . . .  Official Website of Fort Griffin State Historic Site. (Submitted on February 25, 2017.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Fort Griffin Marker near Visitor Center Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 12, 2017
3. Fort Griffin Marker near Visitor Center Entrance
Water Well and Parade Grounds of Fort Griffin image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 12, 2017
4. Water Well and Parade Grounds of Fort Griffin
View to northeast from marker location
Fort Griffin Marker in 2011 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, 2011
5. Fort Griffin Marker in 2011
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 170 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 25, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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