West Point in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Woods’ Fort
a protection against Indian attacks
fortified residence of
veteran of the War of 1812
One of the old "Three Hundred"
of Austin's colonists
Oldest man killed in the
September 18, 1842
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 5902.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 29° 56.486′ N, 97° 3.699′ W. Marker is in West Point, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is on State Highway 71, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point TX 78963, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smithville (approx. 7½ miles away); Czech Catholic Union of Texas (approx. 10.7 miles away); Father Miguel Muldoon (approx. 10.7 miles away); La Fayette Masonic Lodge No. 34 A.F. & A.M. (approx. 10.9 miles away); Hermes House (approx. 11 miles away); Rabb's Prairie (approx. 11.1 miles away); Site of a Twin Blockhouse (approx. 11.1 miles away); Fayette County Courthouse (approx. 11.2 miles away).
Also see . . . Zadock Woods (1773-1842). Handbook of Texas Online (Submitted on June 19, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,495 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on December 17, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.