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MASON COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Mason County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    MASON COUNTY

    Created January 22, 1858, and organized August 2, 1858, this county was named for its most important settlement, Fort Mason.

    Garrisoned intermittently from July 6, 1851, to March 23, 1869, Fort Mason was named for Lt. G. T. Mason of the United States 2nd Dragoons, killed in Mexican War action on April 25, 1846, near Brownsville. Fort Mason was one of a chain of posts situated a day's horseback ride apart, from Red River to the Rio Grande, for protecting frontier against Apaches, Comanches, other Indians.

    Mason County Courthouse
    Mason County Courthouse
    Mason County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Ernie Wymer

    Mason County Town List

    Cities, Towns, Ghost Towns & Forts: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Mason

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  • Art
  • Camp Air
  • Capitola ghost town
  • Fly Gap ghost town
  • Fredonia
  • Fort Mason fort
  • Grit
  • Hedwigs Hill ghost town
  • Hilda ghost town
  • Katemcy
  • Koockville
  • Loyal Valley ghost town
  • Mason county seat
  • Pontotoc
  • Streeter
  • Wagram

  • TX Mason County 1907 Postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Mason County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Mason County 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Mason County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Llano County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Mason County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Mason County Centennial Marker
    Fort Mason historical marker, Mason County  Texas
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, January 2006

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