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Fort Stockton, Texas

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Historic Fort Stockton

Typical frontier military post established 1858 as Camp Stockton; abandoned in 1886. Fort consisted of 35 buildings made of adobe and hand-hewn limestone. Four original buildings remain: Three of the eight officers' quarters, and guardhouse with jailer'

Fort Stockton, TX Historic Forts

Tunis Creek Stagecoach Stop

Former way station on Butterfield Overland Mail Route; later a Texas Ranger station. Historic structure was moved to a highway rest area on U.S. 290, 20

Fort Stockton, TX Pioneer History


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

Old Fort Cemetery

Records on existing tombstones indicate few people lived beyond age 40;

Fort Stockton, TX Cemeteries

Things to do near Fort Stockton, TX

James Rooney County Park

Green and spacious park on southern edge of city at historic Comanche Springs. Swimming, picnicking and tennis courts....

Texon Santa Fe Depot Museum

The Town of Texon, Texas was founded in 1924 by the Big Lake Oil Company. Texon was established on the railroad line owned by...

Great Marathon Basin

The Great Marathon Basin is a widely known geologic area noted for extensive surface outcroppings of varied rocks and mineral...

Ascarate Park Golf Course -Ascarate

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Apache Trading Post

Rustic log cabin and family oriented gift shop features Big Bend collectibles, books on the history and geology of the Big Be...