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

Site of Fort McKavett

 
 
Fort McKavett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 3, 2010
1. Fort McKavett Marker
Inscription. Established March 14, 1852 by the United States War Department as a protection to frontier settlers against hostile Indians. Named in honor of Captain Henry McKavett, who fell at the Battle of Monterey, September 21, 1846. Evacuated by federal troops, March 22, 1859. Reoccupied April 1, 1868. Abandoned June 30, 1883.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 4795.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 49.483′ N, 100° 6.646′ W. Marker is near Menard, Texas, in Menard County. Marker is at the intersection of Railroad 864 and Ranch to Market Road 1674, on the right when traveling south on Railroad 864. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Menard TX 76859, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .  Edith Grierson. The young girl pictured in the Dead House information display photo is Edith Grierson. "..Edith Grierson, daughter of the post commander Benjamin Grierson, tragically passed away in the upstairs bedroom of Officers’ Quarters 1 on September 9, 1878, a victim of typhoid fever. Her ghost has been spotted by several guests.." (Submitted on May 1, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryWars, US Indian
 
Entrance to Fort McKavett Historical Site image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 3, 2010
2. Entrance to Fort McKavett Historical Site
Restored and unrestored buildings at Fort McKavett image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 3, 2010
3. Restored and unrestored buildings at Fort McKavett
Unrestored building at Fort McKavett image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 3, 2010
4. Unrestored building at Fort McKavett
Dead House, Fort McKavett image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 3, 2010
5. Dead House, Fort McKavett
Information about Dead House image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 3, 2010
6. Information about Dead House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 721 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 18, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.   5, 6. submitted on April 30, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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