Near Near Bolivar Ferry in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
In 1898-99, with the beginning of federal development of the Port of Galveston, a second Fort Travis was established across Galveston Bay at Bolivar Point near the former site of a Civil War Confederate fortification called Fort Green. Two batteries, named Davis and Ernst, were completed in 1899 and a third, named Kimble, completed in 1922. Coastal defense facilities were added to the fort during World Wars I and II. Fort Travis was decommissioned and sold as war surplus in 1949. Besides its obvious military uses, Fort Travis also served as a refuge from hurricanes and as a Civil Defense shelter for area residents.
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7452.)
Location. 29° 21.792′ N, 94° 45.671′ W. Marker is near Near Bolivar Ferry, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Anderson Avenue (State Highway 87) and 10th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in Fort Travis Seashore Park. Marker is in this post office area: Port Bolivar TX 77650, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jane Herbert Wilkinson Long (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bolivar Point (approx. 0.4 miles away); Point Bolivar (was approx. one mile away but has been reported missing. ); Fort San Jacinto (approx. 2 miles away); Galveston Island (approx. 2.6 miles away); Galveston, C. S. A. (approx. 3.3 miles away); Galveston Medical College (approx. 3.7 miles away); "Old Red" (approx. 3.7 miles away).
Also see . . . History of Fort Travis Seashore Park. Information regarding the area and history of the fort including a photo of the marker. (Submitted on August 19, 2010.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, Texas Independence • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,773 times since then and 49 times this year. Last updated on May 15, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on May 15, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 2. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 3. submitted on May 17, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 4. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 5. submitted on May 15, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 6. submitted on May 16, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 7. submitted on May 17, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.