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

Site of Fort Inge

 
 
Site of Fort Inge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, May 24, 2011
1. Site of Fort Inge Marker
Inscription. Established by Captain Sidney Burbank, First U.S. Infantry, on March 13, 1849. Named in honor of Lieutenant Zebulon M.P. Inge, who fell at Resaca de la Palma May 9, 1846. Protected the Southern Overland Stage mail route from Indian raids. Federal troops, withdrawn in 1861, reoccupied the post from 1866 to February 28, 1869. Later a Texas Ranger Camp.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 4793.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the San Antonio-El Paso Road, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 29° 10.766′ N, 99° 45.923′ W. Marker is near Uvalde, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker is on County Road 375 half a mile south of Pearsall Road (Farm to Market Road 140), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Uvalde TX 78801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reading Wood Black (approx. 2.4 miles away); Fort Inge, Camp Dix, C.S.A. (approx. 2.4 miles away); Early Texas Wagon Yards (approx. 2.4 miles away); Uvalde County Courthouse (approx. 2.5 miles away); Uvalde County
Site of Fort Inge Marker with Mount Inge in the distance image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, May 24, 2011
2. Site of Fort Inge Marker with Mount Inge in the distance
(approx. 2.5 miles away); Kincaid Hotel (approx. 2.5 miles away); Grand Opera House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Judge John Nance Garner (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Uvalde.
 
More about this marker. CR 375 turns to gravel and you will come to a gate with signage about access to the fort. If the gate is locked it is only a few hundred yards walk to the site. A very quiet and serene spot with a picnic table and excellent new interpretive signage about the fort's buildings and history. A $2 donation is requested by the County Historical Commission who operates the site.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Inge. Wikipedia (Submitted on November 27, 2012, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Reconstructed picket supports for soldier tents. image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, May 24, 2011
3. Reconstructed picket supports for soldier tents.
Ruin of Fort Inge commissary store house with Mount Inge in the distance image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, May 24, 2011
4. Ruin of Fort Inge commissary store house with Mount Inge in the distance
Reconstructed fort wall image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, May 24, 2011
5. Reconstructed fort wall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2012, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 566 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on November 21, 2012, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 8, 2012, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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