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Southern Plains
Comancheria

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Roadside Markers, Additional Battlesites, Massacres and Forts
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Fort Name
State
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Photo of the Alamo by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

Alamo TX

 

Anahuac, Fort TX

 

Austin, Camp TX

-B-
   

Photo of Fort Belknap by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

Belknap, Fort TX

Picture of Fort Bend

Bend, Fort TX

Bent, Fort CO

 

Boveda, Camp TX

 

Bowie, Camp TX

 

Brown, Fort TX

 

Brown, Fort TX

 

Buffalo Springs, Fort TX

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Photo of Fort Chadbourne by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

Chadbourne, Fort TX

Picture of Fort Clark

Clark, Fort TX

 

Cobb, Fort OK

 

Coffee, Fort TX

Picture of Fort Collins Museum

Collins, Fort CO

Photo of Fort Concho taken by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

Concho, Fort TX

 

Cooke's Camp TX

 

Cooper, Camp TX

 

Crockett, Camp TX

Fort Crockett Picture

Crockett, Fort TX

Fort Croghan Picture taken by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

Croghan, Fort TX

 

Cureton, Fort TX

-D-
     

d' Asile, Camp TX

Davis Family Fort TX

 

de Bolivar, Fort TX

 

Dix, Camp TX

Dodge, Fort KS

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-F-
   

Fisher, Fort TX

 

French Trading Post Marker TX

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Garland, Fort CO

Photo of Fort Griffin taken by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

Griffin, Fort TX

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Harker, Fort KS

Hays, Fort KS

 

Henderson, Fort TX

Picture of Statue at Fort Hood

Hood, Fort TX

 

Houston, Fort TX

Photo at Fort Sam Houston taken by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

Houston, Fort Sam TX

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Independence, Camp TX

Thumbnail of Fort Inge Picture

Inge, Fort TX

Thumbnail of Fort Inglish Pic

Inglish, Fort TX

 

Irwin, Camp TX

-J-

Johnson, Fort TX

Marker Title: Site of Fort Johnson
City: Pottsboro
County: Grayson
Year Marker Erected: 1936
Marker Text: Established by William G. Cooke in 1840 as a part of the defense of the Military Road from Red River to Austin. Named in honor of Colonel Francis W. Johnson (1799-1888). Commander of the Texas army at the capture of San Antonio, December 10, 1835. Place of rendezvous for the Snively Expedition which set out April 25, 1843. The settlement in the vicinity was known as Georgetown.

 

Jowell Family Fort TX

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-L-
     

Lacy's Fort TX

Larned, Fort KS

Leavenworth, Fort KS

Picture of Fort Logan

Logan, Fort CO

 

Lyday, Fort TX

 

Lyon, Fort CO

Early Sketch of Fort Lyon
An early sketch shows Fort Lyon with Bent's New Fort on the hill in the background.

Along the Arkansas River east of Pueblo, was Fort Wise. Fort Wise was originally a trading post. Fort Wise was named after the Governor of Virginia (Henry Wise) in hopes that he would stay with the Union. When Virginia joined the South, they renamed it Fort Lyon, after the first Union General killed in the war.

Indians usually made peace in the Fall, camping near forts where government rations, guns, and ammunition where available. But, the treaties were usually broken with the coming of Spring.

-M-
   

Picture of Fort Martin Scott

Martin Scott, Fort TX

Picture of Fort Mason taken by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

Mason, Fort TX

Photo of Fort McIntosh taken by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

McIntosh, Fort TX

Photo of Fort McKavett taken by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

McKavett, Fort TX

Moore's Fort TX

Picture of Fort Morgan

Morgan, Fort CO

-N-
    Picture of Fort Nichols Ruins

Nichols, Fort OK

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Old Stone Fort Picture Taken by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

Old Stone Fort TX

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Photo of Fort Parker's Compound taken by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

Parker, Fort TX

Photo of Fort Phantom Hill taken by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

Phantom Hill, Fort TX

Photo of Presidio de San Saba taken by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

Presidio de San Saba TX

Presidio La Bahia Picture taken by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

Presidio La Bahia TX

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-R-
   

Picture of Fort Reno in Oklahoma

Reno, Fort OK

Photo of Fort Richardson taken by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

Richardson, Fort TX

Riley, Fort KS

Fort Ringgold Picture taken by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

Ringgold, Fort TX

 

Russell, Fort D.A. TX

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Saint Louis de Carloretta, Fort TX

Photo of Fort Sam Houston taken by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

Sam Houston, Fort TX

Scott, Fort KS

Sedgwick, Fort CO

Hours

Memorial Day through Labor Day, Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Museum was a Union Pacific Railroad Depot until 1995. Exhibits include original Union Pacific Railroad equipment, pioneer utensils and tools, local artifacts and fossils, period dishes, musical instruments, clothing and accessories, and pony express memorabilia.

Sill, Fort OK

 

St. Louis, Fort TX

 

St. Vrain, Fort CO

Picture of Quanah Parker's Star House in Cache Oklahoma

Star House OK

Stone Fort Picture taken by Charles M. Robinson, III from the book, Frontier Forts of Texas

Stone Fort TX

 

Stubblefield, Fort TX

Sumner, Fort NM

Supply, Fort OK

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Teran, Fort TX

Marker Title: Fort Teran, Site of
City:
Chester
County:
Tyler
Year Marker Erected: 1936
Marker Location:
This marker is only accessible w/4 wheel drive but has been reported as in good shape and is located on TDOT map. 11 mi NE of Chester FM 1745.

Fort Towson Picture

Towson, Fort OK

Travis, Fort TX

 

Trevino, Fort TX

 

Trinidad, Fort TX

Established around 1805 along the Trinity River on Camino Real highway (now Highway 21) between Midway and Crockett. A commemorative marker is placed along the south side of Highway 21 between Midway and the Trinity River.

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-V-
   

Picture of Fort Vasquez

Vasquez, Fort CO

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Picture of Fort Wallace

Wallace, Fort KS

Picture of Fort Washita

Washita, Fort OK

 

Waul, Camp TX

 

Wilbarger, Fort TX

 

Wise, Fort CO (See Fort Lyon above)

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Additional Forts & Museums

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Picture of Fort Collins Museum

200 Mathews Street (near Downtown )
Phone: 970-221-6738
Fax: 970-416-2236

Featuring Paleo-Indian to contemporary exhibits & three historic cabins in the courtyard. Gift shop open during museum hours. Open Wed-Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and closed Mon/Tue. $12.50 for adults, $9.50 for juniors, students, and seniors. Free for children under 3 and members.

Communities and Related Links
Fort Collins Web Site
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Further reading

Burleson’s Fight

Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Comancheria Ca. 23 December 1850; Loma Alta, Texas: Lt. Edward Burleson was taking his company of...