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Fort Griffin, Texas

Fort Griffin is a fontier Shackelford County community that grew around the military post of the same name, and served as the area trade center in the 1870s and '80s. It was a rough, wild settlement frequented by cavalry troopers, trail-herd cowboys, buffalo hunters, and outlaws. More than 200,000 buffalo hides were shipped from the Fort Griffin. Over a 12-year period, gunfights accounted for 34 public killings. The town declined after the fort was abandoned, and today there are only scattered rural homes on the Brazos River farmlands at the site on U.S. 283 north of Albany.

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Things to do near Fort Griffin, TX

River Bend Nature Works

Nestled amid 15 acres in the city, River Bend Nature Works is an environmental education center. Visitors enjoy the wetland p...

Texas Agriculture Experiment Station

Established in 1905 stemming from a request by local farmers due to a lack of feed grains available to the region, this stati...

White Deer Land Museum

Period rooms, chapel, carriage house, office. Records and documents of White Deer Land Company, established 1886. Exhibits re...

Harrington House

This 1914 neo-classical house reflects exquisite materials and workmanship, as well as fine French and English furniture, por...

Young County Veterans' Memorial

Features a red granite, seven-foot star inscribed with names of 157 YoungCounty men and women who died serving their county s...