Site of Fort Mason

Site of Fort Mason (HMK03)

Location: Mason, TX 76856 Mason County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 44.398', W 99° 13.992'

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Established July 6, 1851
by the U. S. Army
as a protection to the frontier

Named in honor of Lieut. George T. Mason,
killed in action near Brownsville,
April 25, 1846

Albert Sidney Johnston,
George H. Thomas, Earl Van Dorn
and Robert E. Lee,
of the 2nd U. S. Cavalry,
were stationed here at intervals
from 1856 to 1861

Evacuated by Federal troops,
March 29, 1861
and reoccupied after the Civil War
until 1869.
HM NumberHMK03
Marker Number11275
Year Placed1936
Placed ByThe State of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 6:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 477677 N 3400807
Decimal Degrees30.73996667, -99.23320000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 44.398', W 99° 13.992'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 44' 23.88" N, 99° 13' 59.52" W
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Area Code(s)830, 325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 302-314 Spruce St, Mason TX 76856, US
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