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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.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Fort Griffin, TX

Lake Rita Blanca State Park

Fantastic opportunities for viewing and photographing various species of birds and other wildlife await visitors. In Oct., mi...

Archer County Historical Museum

Frontier and pioneer items: dishes, pictures, ladies' high-top shoes, dairy and farm implements. Has map of county's historic...

Museum of the Plains

General history exhibits of the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles; railroad depot, old store, pioneer home from Ochiltree, covere...

Abilene State Park

621-acre park near Lake Abilene; camping, trailer facilities, picnicking, shelters, swimming pool, rest rooms and showers, hi...

Hidden Hills Public Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...