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

Fort Chadbourne

 
 
Fort Chadbourne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
1. Fort Chadbourne Marker
Inscription. Established by the United States Army, October 28, 1852, as a protection to frontier settlers against Indians. Named in honor of
Lieutenant T.L. Chadbourne,
killed at Resaca de la Palma, May 9, 1846. Occupied by Federal troops, 1852-1859; 1865-1867. An important station on the Butterfield Overland stage route, 1858-1861.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 1973.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 32° 2.745′ N, 100° 14.759′ W. Marker is near Blackwell, Texas, in Coke County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 277 and Fort Chadbourne Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 277. Touch for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the Fort Chadbourne historical site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 651 Fort Chadbourne Rd, Bronte TX 76933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Route of the Southern Overland Mail Line (approx. 1.3 miles away); Southern Overland Mail, 1858-1861 (approx. 2.8 miles away); Indian Rock Shelters (approx.
Fort Chadbourne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
2. Fort Chadbourne Marker
3.4 miles away); Site of Old Communities of Mazeland and Wilmeth (approx. 8.8 miles away); Valley Creek Station (approx. 10.4 miles away); Townsite of Marie (approx. 10.5 miles away); James Franklin Byrd (approx. 10.8 miles away); Hayrick (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blackwell.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Chadbourne. Official website of the Fort Chadbourne Foundation. (Submitted on October 10, 2014.) 
 
Categories. CommunicationsForts, CastlesRoads & VehiclesWars, US Indian
 
Entrance to Fort Chadbourne image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
3. Entrance to Fort Chadbourne
View to Northeast Along US 277 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
4. View to Northeast Along US 277
View to Southwest Along US 277 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
5. View to Southwest Along US 277
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 10, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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