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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.

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Visitor Information Center

For information on dining, accommodations, events, and other area information, stop by the center at I-10 and U.S. 285. The center also offers Roadrunner Bus Tours Mon. - Fri. at 1 and 4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. at 2 p.m. The tour covers 16

Fort Stockton, TX Visitors Centers

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

Historical Sites Tour

A series of special signs on city streets provide guidance for do-it-yourself tour of historic sites. Historical notations date from days of Cabeza de Vaca's explorations, 1534, and other explorers such as Espejo in 1583, Mendosa in 1684

Fort Stockton, TX Tours

Paisano Pete

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

Fort Stockton, TX One Of A Kinds

Things to do near Fort Stockton, TX

Tunis Creek Stagecoach Stop

Former way station on Butterfield Overland Mail Route; later a Texas Ranger station. Historic structure was moved to a highwa...

Comanche Springs

Once among largest springs in Texas, now site of Olympic-sized swimming pool....

Border Patrol Museum

Presents the rich heritage of the U.S. Border Patrol. Equipment, documents, books, and memorabilia available to the casual vi...

Mccamey Country Club

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