Cross Plains Road Trip

Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. Please consider reading our editorial policy to understand how and why we publish the resources we do.

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Eastern Texas Forts Trail

Blood Trails

The sites covered on the map are of battles and massacres for the counties of Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Palo Pinto, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor, Throckmorton and Young.
Forts Trail Brochure
Cross Plains Blood Trail Map
Panhandle/Staked Plains Battle Sites

It has been a while since I have visited Throckmorton, Albany, Breckenridge and Buffalo Gap but I can confidently recommend a visit to Albany and the old restored Ledbetter Cabin with it's artifacts, the jail's contemporary art museum and the quaint little shops and restaurants on the square. Fort Griffin, its museum and restored buildings are magnificent but many, including Texas author A.C. Greene, rank the old ruins at Fort Phantom Hill as their favorite fort stop.

I hope you will check back later when I've had a chance to revisit the area and update my recommended routes and stops.

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