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FORT COLORADO
AKA Coleman's Fort

Location:
Travis County, Texas

East Austin

MLK/FM 969
between Old Fort Hill Street and Russett Street.
Travis County Tx - Fort Colorado
Site of Fort Colorado 1936 Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2010
1936 Centennial Marker

Site of Fort Colorado

(Also called Coleman's Fort)

June, 1836 - November, 1838
Established and first commanded by
Colonel Robert M. Coleman
Succeeded by Capt. Michael Andrews and Capt. William M. Eastland

An extreme frontier outpost
occupied by Texas Rangers
to protect Anglo-American civilization from savage Indians
in this vicinity

Erected by the State of Texas
1936

Travis County Tx - Fort Colorado centennial marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2010
Travis County Tx - Fort Colorado centennial marker
Centennial marker close-up
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2010
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