“Early Texas Historic Fort”
On May 19th 1836, a band of Indians came to Parker's Fort asking for beef, water and a place to camp. When greeted by the Parkers the Indians attacked, taking five captives! The most famous these was 9 year old Cynthia Ann Parker. She was adopted by a Comanche family, grew up to marry Chief Peta Nocona and later gave birth to the last great Warrior Chief of the Comanches, Quanah Parker. Read more of this unique part of Texas history on the next page, then come visit us and step back in time to recapture the atmosphere of that fateful spring morning in 1836 as you explore the cabins and climb the blockhouses of Old Fort Parker. Located 100 miles south of Dallas and 150 miles north of Houston, take Highway 14 between Groesbeck and Mexia, turn West on Park Road 35 (just South of Fort Parker State Park) and drive one mile.
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