Details for Officers' Quarters (Atlas Number 5237003674)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5237003674


Marker Number 3674
Atlas Number 5237003674
Marker Title Officers' Quarters
Index Entry Officers' Quarters
City Jacksboro
County Jack
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 579172
UTM Northing 3673025
Subject Codes buildings; forts; military topics
Marker Year 1964
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Fort Richardson State Historical Park
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Built in 1867 of lumber cut from cottonwoods growing in nearby river bottoms. One of 5 original officers' quarters. Outlasted fort's barracks and stables, which were built of small vertical timbers (pickets). Style typical of 19th century army posts in the west. Only one left standing the United States. Among men quartered here was General Ranald S. MacKenzie, who sent Indians back to reservations, 1871-74. Restored by City of Jacksboro. Maintained by Girl Scouts. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1964.