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

Old Fort Mason

 
 
Old Fort Mason Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
1. Old Fort Mason Marker
Inscription. Situated near a spring long used by Indians; built of stone quarried from Post Hill. Fort helped protect Texas frontier from Indians. Colonel Robert E. Lee stationed in Texas 2 years, commanded Fort Mason from Feb. 1860 to Feb. 1861. Here he made his decision as to his part in the Civil War, saying: “If the Union is dissolved, ... I shall return to my native state and ... save in defense ... draw my sword on none”. He left Fort Mason Feb. 13, 1861. In wartime he remembered “The enemy never sees the back of Texans”.
 
Erected 1965 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 11276.)
 
Location. 30° 45.905′ N, 99° 14.788′ W. Marker is near Mason, Texas, in Mason County. Marker is on U.S. 87 0.1 miles north of U.S. 377, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mason TX 76856, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Two Sheriffs of Mason County (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Fort Mason (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mason County (approx. 2.6 miles away); Todd Mountain (approx.
Old Fort Mason Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
2. Old Fort Mason Marker
5 miles away); Dizenia Peters Todd (approx. 5 miles away); Kothmann Homesite and Cemetery (approx. 8.3 miles away); Peter's Prairie School (approx. 9.2 miles away); Bethel M.E. Church (approx. 14.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mason.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Mason. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on November 25, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US CivilWars, US Indian
 
View to South Along US 87 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
3. View to South Along US 87
Marker is on right (west) side of highway
View to North Along US 87 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
4. View to North Along US 87
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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