Fort D.A. Russell

Fort D.A. Russell (HM121K)

Location: Marfa, TX 79843 Presidio County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 18.247', W 104° 1.446'

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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.
HM NumberHM121K
Marker Number1978
Year Placed1989
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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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
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 233-273 S Hill St, Marfa TX 79843, US
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