Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Fort Davis CSA
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 10482.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the San Antonio-El Paso Road marker series.
Location. 30° 35.325′ N, 103° 53.689′ W. Marker is in Fort Davis, Texas, in Jeff Davis County. Marker is on State Street (State Highway 118) 0.8 miles west of Court Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The memorial/historical marker is on the northwest corner of the Jeff Davis county courthouse lawn. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Davis TX 79734, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. T/SGT. Manuel S. Gonzales (here, next to this marker); Jeff Davis County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate President Jefferson Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Limpia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jeff Davis County Jail (about 300 feet away); Union Mercantile (about 300 feet away); Jeff Davis County (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church of Fort Davis (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Davis.
More about this marker. The long sided pentagon and Texas pink granite are characteristic of hundreds of Confederate memorial/historical markers on courthouse lawns in the state.
Regarding Old Fort Davis CSA. Fort Davis was created almost a decade before the Confederate States. Some locals in Fort Davis with divided loyalties will point out that the frontier post was not named for Jefferson Davis the Confederate commander in chief but Jefferson Davis, US Secretary of War. Not only was Fort Davis established by the future president but it was an accustomed post for the Second US Cavalry. Robert E Lee, future general in chief of the Confederate Army, was second in command.
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Additional keywords. Jeff Davis, Jefferson Davis, Davis Mountains
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 721 times since then. Last updated on April 28, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on November 16, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 2. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.