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FORT MARTIN SCOTT
Fredericksburg, Texas

Gillespie County

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Fort Martin Scott, Texas
Restored building at Fort Martin Scott
Photo Courtesy Shannon Yarbrough, May 2005
The United States Army established Fort Martin Scott, which became a boon to the local economy. Once cannibalized for its building stone, the fort is now defined by a reconstructed building - with more planned. Soon after the Texas legislature made Fredericksburg the Gillespie county seat.

Site of Fort Martin Scott
Centennial Marker

Fort Martin Scott 1936 Centennial Marker in Fredericksburg
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
1936 Centennial Marker (on US 290)

Site of Fort Martin Scott

Established by the United States Army,
December 5, 1848,
as a protection to travelers and
settlers against Indian attack.
Named in honor of Major Martin Scott,
brevet lieutenant colonel,
5th United States Infantry,
killed at Molino Del Ray,
September 8, 1847.
Its garrison participated in many Indian skirmishes.
Occupied intermittently after 1852.
Held by the confederates, 1861-65.
Permanently abandoned in December, 1866.
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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