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Near Alto in Cherokee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Lacy's Fort

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
1. Site of Lacy's Fort Marker
Inscription. Built before 1835 as a home and trading post by Martin Lacy, Indian agent for the Mexican government.

Used as a place of refuge after the massacre of the Killough family, October 5, 1838.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 6838.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 31° 38.06′ N, 95° 5.61′ W. Marker is near Alto, Texas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on State Highway 21 1.7 miles west of Marcus Street (U.S. 69), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alto TX 75925, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Delaware Indian Village (approx. ¼ mile away); Chief Bowles' Last Homesite (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas (approx. 3.4 miles away); Zebulon Pike Campsite (approx. 4.2 miles away); Mound Prairie (approx. 4.4 miles away); Site of Neches Indian Village (was approx. 4.4 miles
Site of Lacy's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
2. Site of Lacy's Fort Marker
away but has been reported permanently removed. ); Mission Santissimo Nombre de Maria (approx. 6 miles away); Site of Tassie Belle and Star and Crescent Iron Ore Furnaces (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alto.
 
Also see . . .  Lacy's Fort - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 8, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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