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Fort McKavett State Historic Site, Fort Mc Kavett
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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.
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  • This is definitely off the beaten path. Some housing has been restored, some is in rubble. There is a museum on the grounds with a small charge, but no charge to walk around and look at the remains of...  more »
  • 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...  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 ...  more »