Fort D.A. Russell

Fort D.A. Russell (HM121K)

Location: Marfa, TX 79843 Presidio County
Buy Texas State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 30° 18.247', W 104° 1.446'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 454 views
Inscription
Originally named Camp Marfa, this installation began as a supply post for U.S. Army border patrol stations in 1911. It was a cavalry camp during the years of the Mexican Revolution. Renamed for Civil War general David Allen Russell, it became a permanent Army post in 1929. Deactivated at the end of 1933, it was reopened in 1935 with artillery units. During World War II Fort Russell became an army training camp, and was home to a chemical warfare battalion as well as German prisoners of war. The fort was officially closed in October 1946.
Details
HM NumberHM121K
Tags
Marker Number1978
Year Placed1989
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 593837 N 3352887
Decimal Degrees30.30411667, -104.02410000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 18.247', W 104° 1.446'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 18' 14.82" N, 104° 1' 26.76" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 233-273 S Hill St, Marfa TX 79843, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?