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Near Bertram in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Black's Fort

 
 
Black's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
1. Black's Fort Marker
Inscription. Built as a defense against the Indians in 1855 by William Black (1815-1907) on land owned by him. In the stockade, constructed of cedar logs, sentries were kept on guard on moonlight nights. Guns and ammunition for public use were kept here. Abandoned in 1868.
 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 9700.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 50.97′ N, 98° 4.697′ W. Marker is near Bertram, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is on CR-210A, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bertram TX 78605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Town of Strickling (approx. 1.3 miles away); Shady Grove Community (approx. 2.3 miles away); Joppa Community (approx. 3.2 miles away); Bethel Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Bertram (approx. 7.2 miles away); Bertram School (approx. 7.3 miles away); Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011, A. F. & A. M. (approx. 7.9 miles away); Mount Zion Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bertram.
 
Also see . . .
Updated photo of Black's Fort Marker in context image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, November 18, 2011
2. Updated photo of Black's Fort Marker in context
 Handbook of Texas Online: Black's Fort. (Submitted on February 13, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Black's Fort image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
3. Black's Fort
Black's Fort image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
4. Black's Fort
Updated photo, log structure from 2007 photo image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, November 18, 2011
5. Updated photo, log structure from 2007 photo
The log structure shown in the 2007 photos is collapsed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 946 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 12, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on November 18, 2011, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on February 12, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   4. submitted on February 13, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   5. submitted on November 18, 2011, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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