Fort McKavett State Historic Site, Fort Mc Kavett

#108 of 296 in Historic Sites in Texas
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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  • While this location is off the beaten path, It is definitely worth visiting if you have any interest in frontier history. We spent about 1.5hrs walking amongst the various buildings and in the museum....  more »
  • My wife and I helped Fort McKavett with their "Trade Days" activities where volunteers and fort staff perform activities that were done onto near the post. I demonstrated Faro and Chuck-a-Luck as gamb...  more »
  • An old fort in the middle of nowhere used to protect Texans and those going West seeking a new life. All that is left of the actual town is a US Post Office and a volunteer fire department. It is a quiet place long forgotten in history, but not forgotten by historians.
  • A lot of history there. Took a couple of hours to walk through everything. Worth seeing.

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Duration: 30​min