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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

Shadow Hills Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5 days...

American Quarter Horse Heritage Center and Museum

Museum features many hands-on and interactive exhibits, video presentations, artifacts, and live demonstrations on the histor...

Wichita Falls Downtown Proud

Great food, live theater performances, excellent music, abundance of antique shops, historical museums and sites....

Old City Light Plant

Tour the WPA-built brick structure, housing electric generating equipment, which once supplied power to the community's munic...

Railroad Museum

Vintage railcars recall nostalgia of train travel. Cars include MK&T diesel switch engine, Texas & Pacific Pullman car, two W...