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Near Spur in Dickens County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Anderson's Fort or Soldier's Mound

 
 
Site of Anderson's Fort or Soldier's Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. Site of Anderson's Fort or Soldier's Mound Marker
Inscription. Here behind extensive breastworks Major Thomas M. Anderson, Tenth U.S. Infantry, maintained a supply camp for the Cavalry under General Ranald S. Mackenzie, Fourth U.S. Cavalry, who in 1874-1875 forced the Indians of the region onto reservations and opened the plains to white settlement.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 4721.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 33° 31.529′ N, 100° 50.645′ W. Marker is near Spur, Texas, in Dickens County. Marker is on State Highway 70 south of County Highway 333, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in roadside park. Marker is in this post office area: Spur TX 79370, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lisenby-Campbell House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fourth U.S. Cavalry (approx. 3.3 miles away); Texas Agricultural Experiment Station at Spur (approx. 3.8 miles away); Dickens County (approx. 6.7 miles away); Dickens Cemetery (approx. 6.9 miles away); Dickens Springs (approx. 6.9 miles away); Marshall Clinton Formby, Jr. (approx. 14 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative Americans
 
Site of Anderson's Fort or Soldier's Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. Site of Anderson's Fort or Soldier's Mound Marker
Site of Anderson's Fort or Soldier's Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. Site of Anderson's Fort or Soldier's Mound Marker
View south at roadside park on highway TX-70.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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