Details for Site of Fort Inge (Atlas Number 5463004793)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5463004793


Marker Number 4793
Atlas Number 5463004793
Marker Title Site of Fort Inge
Index Entry Fort Inge
Address FM 140, just East of Uvalde in Fort Inge Park
City Uvalde
County Uvalde
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 425579
UTM Northing 3228091
Subject Codes forts
Marker Year 1966
Marker Location From Uvalde, take Hwy. 140 SE 1.25 mile to Fort Inge Historical Park entrance, then follow drive in about .2 mile.
Marker Size 1936 Centennial - Subject Marker (gray granite)
Marker Text Established by Captain Sidney Burbank, first U. S. Infantry, on March 13, 1849. Named in honor of Lieutenant Zebulon M. P. Inge, who fell at Resaca de la Palma May 9, 1846. Protected the southern Overland Mail route from Indians raids. Federal troops, withdrawn in 1961, reoccupied the post from 1866 to February 28, 1869. Later a Texas Ranger camp.