Near Belton in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Little River Fort
By Christmas they had erected 7 or 8 cabins, a blockhouse and a picket stockade, which enclosed about 1/2 acre of land. A spring nearby supplied water. Rations included an ear of corn daily, game, honey and a little coffee.
The Rangers withdrew about May, 1837. Later the fort was used by settlers, hunters and adventurers. The remains of the structures were removed, 1840's.
Erected 1969 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3100.)
Location. 31° 0.229′ N, 97° 29.501′ W. Marker is near Belton, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is on I-35 Frontage Rd, on the right when traveling south. In road side park just north of Lampasas River bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belton TX 76513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bell County (a few steps from this marker); Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Planing Mill Wilson Van Dyke (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fowler House (approx. 4 miles away); West Salado Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); M. H. Denman Cabin (approx. 4.4 miles away); Salado Church of Christ (approx. 4.6 miles away); Home of Wellborn Barton (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belton.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,318 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.