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Historic Forts of Texas

There are dozens of forts, military installations, and old camps across the Lone Star State.

With the arrival of the first Spanish conquistadors in the region now known as Texas in 1519, it was populated by numerous Native American tribes, whose ancestors had been there for thousands of years. Soon regions of Texas would be claimed by both royal France and imperial Spain, both of which would mount military expeditions to explore various areas. A small number of simple fortifications were established in this era to protect both French and Spanish claims from each other, and to protect expeditionary operations from unwelcoming local inhabitants.

El Paso, TX - Fort Bliss, 7th Cavalry Barracks

El Paso, TX - Fort Bliss, 7th Cavalry Barracks

Fort Belknap, TX - Building

Fort Belknap, TX - Building

Fort Belknap, TX - Building - 2

Fort Belknap, TX - Building - 2

Fort Belknap, TX - Building - 3

Fort Belknap, TX - Building - 3

Fort Belknap, TX - Entrance

Fort Belknap, TX - Entrance

Fort Belknap, TX - Infantry Quarters

Fort Belknap, TX - Infantry Quarters

Fort Belknap, TX - Powder Magazine

Fort Belknap, TX - Powder Magazine

Fort Bliss, TX - 7th Cavalry Barracks

Fort Bliss, TX - 7th Cavalry Barracks

Fort Brown, TX - Buildings

Fort Brown, TX - Buildings

Fort Brown, TX - Cavalry Building

Fort Brown, TX - Cavalry Building

Fort Chadborne, TX - Barracks

Fort Chadborne, TX - Barracks

Fort Chadborne, TX - Building

Fort Chadborne, TX - Building

Fort Chadborne, TX - Flags

Fort Chadborne, TX - Flags

Fort Chadbourne, TX - Building

Fort Chadbourne, TX - Building

Fort Chadbourne, TX - Parade Ground

Fort Chadbourne, TX - Parade Ground

Fort Clark, TX - Barracks Motel

Fort Clark, TX - Barracks Motel

Fort Clark, TX - Building

Fort Clark, TX - Building

Fort Clark, TX - Fort Clark Building Ruins

Fort Clark, TX - Fort Clark Building Ruins

Fort Clark, TX - Museum

Fort Clark, TX - Museum

Fort Clark, TX - Officer Quarters

Fort Clark, TX - Officer Quarters