Near Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 478.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antonio de Espejo Entrada of 1582-1583, the San Antonio-El Paso Road, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments 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 (approx. 0.6 miles away); 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 (Submitted on September 24, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
5. Antonio de Espejo, link to article on Texas Escapes website. Antonio de Espejo was a Spanish explorer who led an expedition into New Mexico, Arizona and Texas in 1582-1583. Guided by Jumano Indians he was the first Spanish explorer to visit the site that would later become Fort Davis, traveling on a trail through the Davis Mountains that would become part of the San Antonio - El Paso road. (Submitted on October 1, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
1. 1936 Centennial Highway Marker
This is a 1936 Centennial highway marker. The pink granite base is part of the original marker, but the original bronze inscription tablet was replaced by the existing tablet.
— Submitted August 20, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
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