Fort Griffin Historical

Fort Griffin Historical (HM1X01)

Location: Throckmorton, TX 76483 Shackelford County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 55.586', W 99° 14.026'

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Shackelford County Texas

—July 31, 1867 - May 31, 1881 —

Established by Brevet Colonel Sturgis acting under orders of Lieutenant General Charles Griffin, Commander Sixth U.S. Cavalry and Commander Frontier Area, for whom named. Headquarters of Companies A, F, & G, 11th Infantry and two companies 4th Cavalry, U.S. Army during final conquest of savage Indian tribes 1867-1876.

In valley below lies town of Fort Griffin seat of West Texas civilization. Famous as headquarters for buffalo hunters, government surveyors, and pioneers. Principal supply station for trail drivers on Fort Griffin - Fort Dodge Cattle Trail, the longest on the continent.

Erected by the State of Texas 1936 with funds appropriated by the Federal government to commemorate one hundred years of Texas independence

1836 - 1936

In honor of the true western spirit
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HM NumberHM1X01
Series This marker is part of the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series
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Year Placed1936
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 478144 N 3643155
Decimal Degrees32.92643333, -99.23376667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 55.586', W 99° 14.026'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 55' 35.16" N, 99° 14' 1.56" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)940
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Park Rd 58, Throckmorton TX 76483, US
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