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Fort Stockton in Pecos County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Fort Stockton

 
 
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By Richard Denney, June 2, 2015
1. Site of Fort Stockton Marker
Inscription. Established on the Comanche Trail, March 23, 1859, as a protection to the San Antonio-San Diego mail route. Named in honor of Commodore Robert Field Stockton, 1795-1866, who captured California for the United States. A stage stand on the San Diego Line, 1858-1861. Evacuated by Federal troops during the Civil War. Reoccupied July, 1867. Permanently abandoned June 30, 1886.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 4798.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Comanche Trail into Mexico, the San Antonio-El Paso Road, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 52.942′ N, 102° 52.758′ W. Marker is in Fort Stockton, Texas, in Pecos County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and West James Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in the plaza south of the Pecos County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 403 South Main Street, Fort Stockton TX 79735, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Stockton (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Comanche Springs (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
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By Richard Denney, June 2, 2015
2. Site of Fort Stockton Marker
Pecos County Courthouse visible in distance
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Stockton Guard House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Stockton Officers' Quarters (approx. half a mile away); Old Fort Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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