Old Fort Cemetery

Old Fort Cemetery (HM1JZQ)

Location: Fort Stockton, TX 79735 Pecos County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 53.502', W 102° 52.684'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1JZQ
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Marker Number3731
Year Placed1968
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 13th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 702823 N 3419528
Decimal Degrees30.89170000, -102.87806667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 53.502', W 102° 52.684'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 53' 30.12" N, 102° 52' 41.04" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 747-799 N Water St, Fort Stockton TX 79735, US
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