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Fort Stockton in Pecos County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Stockton Guard House

 
 
Fort Stockton Guard House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, September 1, 2006
1. Fort Stockton Guard House Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1859, Fort Stockton was abandoned during the Civil War and reestablished in 1867, when this guard house was built. Stone for the structure was quarried locally. The lumber was hauled from Indianola by oxcart. The Guard House consisted of a room with arm and leg irons, a dungeon for solitary confinement, and quarters for guards. It was abandoned in 1886
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966

 
Erected 1966 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2021.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the San Antonio-El Paso Road marker series.
 
Location. 30° 53.215′ N, 102° 52.574′ W. Marker is in Fort Stockton, Texas, in Pecos County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Rooney Street and East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Stockton TX 79735, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Comanche Springs ( about 500 feet away); Fort Stockton Officers' Quarters
Fort Stockton Guard House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, September 1, 2006
2. Fort Stockton Guard House and Marker
( about 600 feet away); Old Fort Cemetery ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Fort Stockton ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Stockton ( approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Historic Fort Stockton is located on the east side of town and consists of original and reconstructed military buildings. Today the site includes Officers' Row, Guardhouse, Enlisted Men's Barracks, and the Parade Grounds. There is a Visitor's Center on the east side of the parade grounds.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2012, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2012, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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