Fort Belknap

Fort Belknap (HM1REA)

Location: Newcastle, TX 76372 Young County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 9.081', W 98° 44.406'

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Established Nov. 1851 for the U.S. Army by Gen. Wm. G. Belknap and located by Capt. R.B. Marcy.
     This Post - One of the most important in Texas at that time was maintained by the U.S. Army until 1867 for the protection of early settlers and travelers.
     The following personnel occupied this fort from 1851 to 1867.
     1851 - Five companies of the 5th Infantry under command of Col. G. Loomis.
     1852 - Five companies of the 5th Infantry under command of Col. G. Loomis.
     1854 - Three companies of the 2nd Dragoons 87th Infantry.
     1855 to 1857 - Two to four companies of the 1st and 7th Infantry under command of Cap't. Brevet and Maj. G.R. Paul.
     1858 - One company of the 1st Cavalry and 1st Infantry under command of Cap't. R.W. Johnson.
     1867 - One company of the 6th Cavalry under command of First Lieut. G. Schreyer.
Year Placed1936
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 524237 N 3668095
Decimal Degrees33.15135000, -98.74010000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 9.081', W 98° 44.406'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 9' 4.86" N, 98° 44' 24.36" W
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Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 207 Belknap Cir, Newcastle TX 76372, US
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