Details for Site of Fort Colorado

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014229


Marker Number 14229
Atlas Number 5507014229
Marker Title Site of Fort Colorado
Index Entry Fort Colorado, Site of
Address 5300 block MLK (FM 969)
City Austin
County Travis
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes rangers; forts
Marker Year 1936
Marker Location 5300 bl E MLK Jr Blvd (FM 969) near intersection with Russett Hill Dr
Marker Size 1936 Texas Centennial
Marker Text (Also called Coleman’s Fort) June, 1836 - November, 1838. Established and first commanded by Colonel Robert M. Coleman. Succeeded by Capt. Michael Andrews and Capt. William M. Eastland. An extreme frontier outpost occupied by Texas Rangers to protect Anglo-American civilization from savage Indians in this vicinity. (1936)

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