Little River Fort

Little River Fort (HMJKV)

Location: Belton, TX 76513 Bell County
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N 31° 0.229', W 97° 29.501'

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A stockade and blockhouse of the Republic of Texas. Built in November, 1836, by a unit of some 20 Rangers under Lt. George B. Erath (soldier-statesman for whom Erath County was named).

By Christmas they had erected 7 or 8 cabins, a blockhouse and a picket stockade, which enclosed about 1/2 acre of land. A spring nearby supplied water. Rations included an ear of corn daily, game, honey and a little coffee.

The Rangers withdrew about May, 1837. Later the fort was used by settlers, hunters and adventurers. The remains of the structures were removed, 1840's.
Marker Number3100
Year Placed1969
Placed ByThe State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 643995 N 3431001
Decimal Degrees31.00381667, -97.49168333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 0.229', W 97° 29.501'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 0' 13.74" N, 97° 29' 30.06" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 610 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Belton TX 76513, US
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