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Fort Stockton, Texas

Site of Fort Stockton Centennial Marker


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Ft Stockton Centennial marker & Pecos County Courthouse
1936 Centennial Marker in Fort Stockton, Texas
in the Plaza across from the Pecos County Courthouse

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
1936 Centennial Marker Text

Site of Fort Stockton

Established on the Comanche Trail March 23, 1859, as a protection to the San Antonio-San Diego mail route. Named in honor of Commodore Robert Field Stockton, 1795-1866, who captured California for the United States. A stage stand on the San Diego Line, 1858-1861. Evacuated by federal troops during the civil war, reoccupied July, 1867. Permanently abandoned June 30, 1886.
Sit of Fort Stockton Centennial Marker text
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
Sit of Fort Stockton Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
Sit of Fort Stockton Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
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