Details for Site of Bird's Fort (Atlas Number 5439004731)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5439004731


Marker Number 4731
Atlas Number 5439004731
Marker Title Site of Bird's Fort
Index Entry Bird's Fort, Site of
Address South Main at Silver Lake Gun Club
City Arlington
County Tarrant
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 679499
UTM Northing 3630661
Subject Codes forts; military topics; Native Americans; Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas
Marker Year 1936
Marker Location Euless, South Main, at Silver Lake Gun Club Headquarters, 1 mile south of intersection w/ Calloway Cemetery Rd., Arlington.
Marker Size 1936 Centennial - Subject Marker (gray granite)
Marker Text Established in 1840 by Jonathan Bird on the Military Rd. from Red River to Austin. In its vicinity an important Indian treaty, marking the line between the Indians and the white settlements, was signed September 29, 1843, by Edward H. Tarrant and George W. Terrell, representing the Republic of Texas. The ragged remnant of the ill-fated Snively expedition sought refuge here, August 6, 1843.