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Fort Nashville Blood Trail

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Robertson County, Texas

Fort Nashville Blood Trail Map

Historical Markers for Robertson County
Fort Sullivan Historical Marker

Marker Title: Fort Sullivan
City: Port Sullivan
County: Milam
Year Marker Erected: 1936
Marker Location: off FM 485 / CR 260, 1 mi. to CR 259 approx. 1.3 mi. on south side of dirt road.
Marker Text: Early important trade and educational center. Established by Augustus W. Sullivan in 1835. River navigation extended to this point for many years. The Austin-East Texas and the Houston-Waco roads crossed here. On this spot was located Port Sullivan College. Established in the early fifties. Incorporated December 16, 1863. Destroyed by fire in 1878.

*Post Oak Springs Massacre

May 6, 1837, a band of Indians entered the Brazos settlements killing a man named Neal, right on the edge of Nashville and then headed northwest toward the Little River Fort where they encountered and killed a five man Ranger party near Post Oak Springs.

Dunn's Fort

Dunn's Fort was established southwest of Wheelock in 1832. It was a combination land office-courthouse, but it was initially built for defense. A state commemorative marker is at the original site southwest of Wheelock close to the Robertson-Brazos county border.

Harvey Massacre Historical Marker

Marker Title: Harvey Massacre
City: Calvert
County: Robertson
Marker Location: 5 mi. north of Calvert via Hwy. 6
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* items are taken directly from the book, Savage Frontier, by Stephen L. Moore.
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  • These stories of the Texas frontier and the difficult lives of the early settlers is insightful. My great great great grandfather (came to Texas in 1835) and his sons were all Texas Rangers. How they all survived (one died in the Civil War) is amazing considering how dangerous it was to live in those times.

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