Fort McKavett State Historic Site, Fort Mc Kavett
Categories: State Parks, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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.With our custom trip planner, Fort Mc Kavett attractions like Fort McKavett State Historic Site can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
Well restored piece of history. I really got a feel of how it felt to actually be there during the active operations of Fort Mckavett. It is isolated well enough that I could imagine Indians in the su... read more »
We were taking our time going back to Houston....on the back roads and ran into Fort McKavett. I figured it was part of the forts build to protect westward expansion folks for Indians and such, but I ... read more »
The friends of Fort McKavett and the State of Texas have done a magnificent job of keeping history alive. I live in Fort Davis and judging our fort to Fort McKavett is by far no comparison. The buildi... read more »
Unable to display map at this time. Please try again later.
Are you the owner of this business? Click here for promotion tips.