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FORT McKAVETT STATE HISTORIC SITE
Fort McKavett, Texas

Menard County
SW of Menard
30 49' 37" N, 100 6' 29" W (30.826944, -100.108056)

Address:
7066 FM 864
Fort McKavett, TX 76841
325/396-2358
www.thc.texas.gov/historic-sites/fort-mckavett-state-historic-site
TX Fort McKavett hospital headquarters
Fort McKavett Hospital Headquarters
Photo courtesy Shannan Yarbrough, February 2005
Restoration of the fort began in 1968 when the old school and one of the barracks was acquired and it was under the control of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The restoration continued and by 1990 seventeen buildings had been restored. Now known as Fort McKavett State Historic Site, the area is a day-use facility of 82 acres.
TX Fort McKavett building
Fort McKavett building
Photo courtesy Shannan Yarbrough, February 2005
Fort McKavett buildings
Photo courtesy Shannan Yarbrough, February 2005
TX Fort McKavett buildings
Buildings in Fort McKavett
Photo courtesy Shannan Yarbrough, February 2005
TX Fort McKavett porch
Porch
Photo courtesy Shannan Yarbrough, February 2005
TX - Fort McKavett buffalo room
Buffalo Room
Photo courtesy Shannan Yarbrough, February 2005
TX Fort McKavett courtmartial building
The court-martial building
Photo courtesy Shannan Yarbrough, February 2005
TX - Fort McKavett deadhouse
Deadhouse
Photo courtesy Shannan Yarbrough, February 2005
Photo courtesy Shannan Yarbrough, February 2005
Fort McKavett Ruins
Photo courtesy Shannan Yarbrough, February 2005
TX - Fort McKavett  ruins
Fort McKavett Ruins
Photo courtesy Shannan Yarbrough, February 2005

TX - Fort McKavett Schoolhouse

Photo courtesy Elizabeth Taylor, 1-05

Fort McKavett Schoolhouse


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