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Fort Lancaster State Historic Site

US Hwy 290
8 miles East of Sheffield
West 33 miles from Ozona, Texas

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Ft Lancaster State Park Quarters TX
One portion of ruins
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007

Fort Lancaster Marker Text:

Ruins of Fort Lancaster

Established in 1855 by the United States government as a protection to travelers and mail on the overland route from San Antonio to San Diego - Abandoned in 1861 - Reoccupied in 1868 for a short time.
Ft Lancaster ruins with blooming cactus

Cactus in bloom
Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley

Information
432/836-4391
http://www.thc.state.tx.us/hsites/hs_fort_lancaster.shtml

Open Daily, 9 a.m. 5 p.m.

Nearby Destinations:
  • Ozona
  • Sheffield
  • Iraan

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  • Ft Lancaster ruins
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley
    Ft Lancaster State Park Barracks, TX
    Former Barracks
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    Ft Lancaster ruins
    ... was here.
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    Ft Lancaster State Park TX Centennial Marker
    Fort Lancaster Centennial Marker
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    Centennial Marker text
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    Wagon in Ft Lancaster Texas
    Bio-degradable wagon
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    Ft Lancaster, watch for snakes
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    Ft Lancaster Tx Old Government Road
    Old Government Road Lookout
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007
    Ft Lancaster Tx Old Government Road historical marker
    Old Government Road historical marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007
    Ft Lancaster TX State Park Chihuahua Trail & Escondido Water Hole Marker
    Chihuahua Trail & Escondido Water Hole Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007
    Bridge near Ft Lancaster TX

    A view from the bridge
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley

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