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FORT ELLIOTT

The Fort Elliott Marker

On State Highway 152, W of FM 48
About 1 mile E of Mobeetie
Wheeler County
Wheeler County TX - Fort Elliott Granite Marker
"Site of Fort Elliott" Texas Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
1936 Centennial Marker Text:

Site of Fort Elliott

Established June 5, 1875. One of the last forts established in Texas for purpose of clearing the region of Indians. Around it Mobeetie, rendezvous of buffalo hunters and traders, grew up. The post was abandoned in 1889.
Wheeler County TX - Fort Elliott Granite Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Wheeler County TX - Fort Elliott Texas Centennial  Marker
"Site of Fort Elliott" Texas Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Mobeetie TX - Former Ft Elliot jail
Former Ft Elliott jail, now dispayed in Mobeetie
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Fort Elliott TX 1879 postmark
Fort Elliott TX 1879 postmark
Cover cancelled with Fort Elliott, Texas 1879 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

"It was a civilian post office in a little community adjacent to the fort, where the first postmaster operated as a sutler to the fort (and later became a quite prominent rancher). So it could qualify as a ghost town. The post office only operated from 1878-1880." - John J. Germann


Old Mobeetie, Texas
"Near the jail museum are several buildings from Old Mobeetie along with a wooden flagpole, the last surviving remnant from Fort Elliott."
- Terry Jeanson, September 2007

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