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Fort Stockton, Texas

The town of Fort Stockton developed with the establishment of the military post in 1859, an outpost on the Butterfield Overland Mail Route at the crossing of Old San Antonio Road and the ancient Comanche War Trail. Popular with Native Americans long before white men arrived because of the large springs nearby, the area was one of earliest irrigated farming efforts in Texas; some 8,000 acres were irrigated as early as 1877.

As the seat of Pecos County, Fort Stockton is the retail and shipping headquarters for vast ranching, natural gas and oil activities, and major a West Texas crossroads. Hunting is excellent for mule deer and pronghorn antelope.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Paisano Pete

At 20 feet long and 11 feet tall, Pete is probably the world'

Fort Stockton, TX One Of A Kinds


Courthouse Square

Historic features include courthouse (1883), first Catholic Church (1875), first schoolhouse (1883), and Zero Stone placed by survey party in 1859, used as origin point for all land surveys in this part of West Texas. Nearby St. Stephens Episcopal Church (1872)

Fort Stockton, TX Historic Courthouses


Annie Riggs Hotel Museum

The old hotel, built in 1899, was built on this stage route. Restored and maintained by local historical society. Fourteen rooms display area collections; 19

Fort Stockton, TX Museums

Things to do near Fort Stockton, TX

Chihuahuan Desert Visitor Center

A natural area owned and managed by the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute for scientific research and education. The facil...

Alpine Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Courthouse Square

Historic features include courthouse (1883), first Catholic Church (1875), first schoolhouse (1883), and Zero Stone placed by...

Ascarate Park Golf Course -Delta Nine

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...