Details for Fort Elliot (Atlas Number 5483001981)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5483001981


Marker Number 1981
Atlas Number 5483001981
Marker Title Fort Elliot
Index Entry Fort Elliot
Address SH 152, W of FM 48
City Mobeetie
County Wheeler
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 367870
UTM Northing 3931446
Subject Codes forts; Native Americans
Marker Year 1936
Marker Location From Mobeetie, take S.H. 152 about .8 mile west of intersection with F.M. 48
Marker Size 1936 Centennial Marker
Marker Text Established June 5, 1875. One of the last forts established in Texas for purpose of clearing the region of Indians. Around it Mobeetie, rendezvous of buffalo hunters and traders, grew up. The post was abandoned in 1889.