Details for Site of Fort Merrill (Atlas Number 5297006294)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5297006294


Marker Number 6294
Atlas Number 5297006294
Marker Title Site of Fort Merrill
Index Entry Fort Merrill
Address 3.5 mi. NW of Dinero, off FM 534
City Dinero
County Live Oak
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes forts; military topics; Native Americans
Marker Year 1936
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location Off FM 534, 3.5 northwest of Dinero
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 1936 Centennial - Subject Marker (gray granite)
Marker Text Established by Captain S.M. Plummer First U.S. Infantry, February 26, 1850 as a protection to settlers against Indians. Named in honor of Captain Hamilton W. Merrill, Brevet Major, Second Dragoons, gallant officer in the Mexican War. Permanently abandoned December 1, 1855.