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Old Fort Cemetery

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Walter and 8th St., Ft. Stockton, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 53' 28.96226000016", -102° 52' 48.64458"
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    Burial ground for soldiers stationed at Fort Stockton and for civilians in the little town that grew up around the post. The fort was established 1859; temporarily closed 1861-1867.

Troops here protected the San Antonio-San Diego mail line and quelled Indian raids into Mexico on the infamous Comanche Trail.

This cemetery testifies to the hardships of frontier life: no headstone was erected for a person over 40.

In 1888 (after the fort was permanently closed in 1886), remains of the 56 soldiers buried here were moved to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

This page last updated: 9/20/2009 10:08:59

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See also:
Fort Stockton, C.S.A.
Fort Stockton Officers' Quarters
Grey Mule Saloon
Site of Old Fort Stockton
Oldest House - Remainder of First Fort Stockton

Old Fort Cemetery Historical Marker Location Map, Ft. Stockton, Texas

Related Themes: Texas C.S.A., Texas Confederate States of America, Confederacy, Texas Cemetery Markers, Cemeteries, Texan Graveyards,
Burial Grounds and Graves

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