Fort McKavett State Historic Site, Fort Mc Kavett

#108 of 297 in Historic Sites in Texas
Must see · State Park · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Fort McKavett State Historic Site is located in Menard County, Texas, United States. Fort McKavett was a frontier fort established as Camp on the San Saba in 1852 to protect settlers from Indian raids. The camp was renamed in honor of Captain Henry McKavett, who was killed in the Mexican–American War battle of Monterrey.
Other forts in the frontier fort system were Forts Griffin, Concho, Belknap, Chadbourne, Stockton, Davis, Bliss, Richardson, Clark, McIntosh, Inge, and Phantom Hill in Texas, and Sill in Oklahoma. Subposts or intermediate stations were also used, including Bothwick's Station on Salt Creek between Fort Richardson and Fort Belknap, Camp Wichita near Buffalo Springs between Fort Richardson and Red River Station, and Mountain Pass between Fort Concho and Fort Griffin.
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  • This was an interesting place to explore despite the 100 degree heat in August. The numerous limestone buildings around the property all served a different purpose. We especially enjoyed the short...  more »
  • Driving in your first impulse may be to dismiss the location. Don't. Its worth the visit. You must remember that what you are seeing is a preserved historic site - not a restored site. You will...  more »
  • An old fort in the middle of nowhere used to protect Texans and those going West seeking a new life. All that is left of the actual town is a US Post Office and a volunteer fire department. It is a quiet place long forgotten in history, but not forgotten by historians.
  • A lot of history there. Took a couple of hours to walk through everything. Worth seeing.
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