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La Grange in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of a Twin Blockhouse

 
 
Twin Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, June 4, 2011
1. Twin Blockhouse Marker
Inscription. Built about 1828 - used as a place of defense against the Indians and known as Moore's Fort in honor of its builder and owner, John Henry Moore, 1800-1880, noted Indian fighter and commander of the Texans at the Battle of Gonzales, October 2, 1835 - The City of La Grange was established May 17, 1831 on his land.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 5580.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 29° 54.394′ N, 96° 52.819′ W. Marker is in La Grange, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is on North Main Street north of West Lafayette Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. North of railroad crossing on west side of the street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 385 N Main St, La Grange TX 78945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dawson Expedition / Historic Oak Tree (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fayette County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Birthplace of the SPJST (about 700 feet away); The Dawson Memorial (about 800 feet
Location of Twin Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, June 4, 2011
2. Location of Twin Blockhouse Marker
away); Hermes House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First U.S. Postal Rural Mail Route in Texas (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beer Office and Bottling Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bradshaw-Killough House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Grange.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2012, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 4, 2012, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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