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

Fort Belknap

 
 
Inscription Plate of Fort Belknap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
1. Inscription Plate of Fort Belknap Marker
Inscription.
Two Miles Southwest to
Fort Belknap

Established in 1850
The largest military post in
northern Texas
until the Civil War.
The first county seat of
Young County.
A station on
the Southern Overland Mail Line
connecting
St. Louis and San Francisco
1858 - 1861

 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 33° 10.635′ N, 98° 44.464′ W. Marker is near Newcastle, Texas, in Young County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 380 and Farm to Market Road 61, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 380. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newcastle TX 76372, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harmonson Rancho (approx. 1.4 miles away); Joseph Alfred Woolfolk (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Fort Belknap Powder Magazine (approx. 1.8 miles away); Major Robert Simpson Neighbors (approx. 1.8 miles away); Camp Belknap, C.S.A.
Fort Belknap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
2. Fort Belknap Marker
(approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Belknap (approx. 1.8 miles away); Tonkawa Scouts, C.S.A. (approx. 1.8 miles away); Major Robert S. Neighbors (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcastle.
 
Regarding Fort Belknap. Original reconstructed buildings of the fort may be found at Fort Belknap park, which is located 1.8 miles south of the marker on Farm-to-Market Road 61.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Belknap. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on March 30, 2016.) 
 
Categories. CommunicationsForts, Castles
 
View to Northeast on US 380 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
3. View to Northeast on US 380
Marker is on left (north) side of highway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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