Camp Mabry

Camp Mabry (HMH4A)

Location: Austin, TX 78703 Travis County
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N 30° 18.577', W 97° 45.634'

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The original 85-acre tract (gift of Austin citizens in 1892) was the site of annual encampments for the Texas Volunteer Guard, an elite militia constituted in 1876. Because larger maneuver, parade, and drill areas were needed, the guardsmen worked actively to acquire more land. With state and federal purchases, the camp at its largest consisted of over 430 acres.

By vote of guardsmen, the camp was named in 1898 for Adjutant General Woodford Haywood Mabry (1856-1899), who provided forceful leadership for the militia.

In 1914 (after the National Guard was created 1906) the State of Texas built an arsenal here for stores formerly held in the Capitol. This was a campsite for United States Army during the first World War, and was principal site until 1928 for annual guard encampments. During World War II, it was an ordnance engine rebuild station for the United States Army.

For many years, Texas Department of Public Safety patrolmen were trained at Camp Mabry; Texas Rangers had their training command here until 1953. This has been headquarters since 1954 for the state Adjutant General. Other post installations include Texas Army National Guard state officer candidate school and the U.S. Property and Fiscal Office and Warehouse.
HM NumberHMH4A
Marker Number6465
Year Placed1972
Placed ByThe State Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 11:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 619172 N 3353744
Decimal Degrees30.30961667, -97.76056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 18.577', W 97° 45.634'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 18' 34.62" N, 97° 45' 38.04" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2497 W 35th St, Austin TX 78703, US
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