Near Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antonio de Espejo Entrada of 1582-1583, and the San Antonio-El Paso Road marker series.
Location. 30° 35.815′ N, 103° 53.506′ W. Marker is near Fort Davis, Texas, in Jeff Davis County. Marker can be reached from Cavalry Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Davis TX 79734, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Fort Davis (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Antonio-El Paso Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Hotel Limpia (approx. 0.6 miles away); Union Mercantile (approx. 0.6 miles away); T/SGT. Manuel S. Gonzales Old Fort Davis CSA (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jeff Davis County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Davis.
More about this marker. Marker is located near the parking lot of the Fort Davis National Historic Site.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Davis, National Park Service website. (Submitted on January 15, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
2. Fort Stockton, Site of Comanche Springs. Fort Stockton was another fort on the historic San Antonio - El Paso road, as well as a key watering hole on the Comanche Trail to and from Mexico. (Submitted on January 15, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
3. San Antonio - El Paso Road, Wikipedia article. (Submitted on January 15, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
4. Painted Comanche Camp, Texas Beyond History webpage. U.S. Army engineers who passed through here in 1849 named their resting place (just north of what would become Fort Davis) "Painted Comanche Camp," so named because of pictographs that adorned nearby cottonwood trees. (Submitted on September 24, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
5. Antonio de Espejo, link to article on Texas Escapes website (Submitted on October 1, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Notable Buildings • Notable Places • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 987 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 19, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.