El Fortin de San Jose

El Fortin de San Jose (HM15CV)

Location: Presidio, TX 79845 Presidio County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 32.561', W 104° 19.55'

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(The Little Fort of Saint Joseph)

About 1773, the Spanish garrison at Presidio del Norte, present Ojinaga, Mexico, established El Fortin de San Jose in this vicinity to protect local farmers. The settlement retained the name after the post was abandoned about 1810. After Ben Leaton had acquired extensive property in the area in 1848, the community came to be called Fort Leaton. Ben Leaton's fortress is all that remains of the old settlement. Fort Leaton is neither the site of the original Presidio del Norte nor the Spanish mission Apostal Santiago, as stated erroneously by earlier markers at this location.
HM NumberHM15CV
Marker Number1416
Year Placed1978
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 4:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 565318 N 3268302
Decimal Degrees29.54268333, -104.32583333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 32.561', W 104° 19.55'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 32' 33.66" N, 104° 19' 33.00" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 525 FM 170, Presidio TX 79845, US
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