Military Road (Fort Belknap - Fort Phantom Hill)

Military Road (Fort Belknap - Fort Phantom Hill) (HM1REV)

Location: Newcastle, TX 76372 Young County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 9.048', W 98° 44.542'

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Military Road

Surveyed in 1849 by Colonel J.E. Johnson who was detailed by the U.S. War Department to locate the most feasible route from Red River to El Paso. From 1851 to 1854 it connected two frontier forts, Belknap and Phantom Hill, 73 miles apart. Traveled 1858 to 1861 by stages of the Butterfield line which connected St. Louis and San Francisco.
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HM NumberHM1REV
Series This marker is part of the series, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series.
Marker Number3374
Year Placed1936
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 524026 N 3668034
Decimal Degrees33.15080000, -98.74236667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 9.048', W 98° 44.542'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 9' 2.88" N, 98° 44' 32.52" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 249 Fort Cir, Newcastle TX 76372, US
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