Historic Fort Stockton

301 E 3rd St, Fort Stockton, Texas 79735 USA

1 Review
  • Independent
Add to Trip
Remove Ads

Learn more about this business on Yelp.

“standing tall since 1858”

Historic Fort Stockton is located on the east side of town at the intersection of Fifth and Rooney streets. Today the site includes three buildings from the original Officers’ Row (one is a private residence), the original limestone Guard House, two reconstructed Enlisted Men’s Barracks and Kitchens, and the original parade ground. Military presence began here with the establishment of Camp Stockton in 1858 by troops of from the 1st and 8th Infantry, US Army. This first site was southwest of the present location, near the Pecos County Courthouse. The post protected travelers and settlers on the numerous roads and trails (including the stage lines) heading west to Mexico and California from San Antonio. The abundant water supply of Comanche Springs made Fort Stockton a regular stop on these frontier crossroads, and it was here that these trails intersected the Comanche War Trail.

Read More >
Photo of Darrell K.

Reviewed by
Darrell K.

I thought El Paso was the worst city in Texas, maybe the country. But, someone beats it. Yup Fort Stockton. The drive from San Antonio to El Paso is excruciating long and this was about the... Read more

Historic Fort Stockton

301 E 3rd St
Fort Stockton, Texas
79735 USA

Hours not available

Problem with this listing? Let us know.

  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
See More Details (3)

Parking

Remove Ads

Nearby Hotels

Fort Stockton, Texas
FastBook
$$

Click to discover a
great deal!

Fort Stockton, Texas
FastBook
$$

Click to discover a
great deal!

Fort Stockton, Texas
FastBook

Click to discover a
great deal!

Fort Stockton, Texas

Related Trip Guides

Remove Ads
102037