Fort Concho
National Historic Landmark

 

2014 Upcoming Events

September 27 ~
Concho Valley Archeology Fair & National Museum Day

October 21 ~
Lecutre:
The U.S. Cavalry and its Horses in the
Post-Civil War Army

October 27 & 28 ~
Fort Concho Night Tours

October 31 - November 2 ~
En Plein Air Art Show

December 5 - 7 ~
Christmas at Fort Concho

 

2013 Accomplishments


Fort Concho Guidon
Volume XIX #1 2010
Volume XX #1 2011
Volume XXI #1 2012

 

Living History Newsletter
February 2014
March 2014
April 2014
May 2014
June 2014
July/August 2014


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Established in 1867, along the banks of the Concho River, Fort Concho was built to protect frontier settlements, patrol and map the vast West Texas region, and quell hostile threats in the area.

Constructed for the most part of native limestone, Fort Concho consisted of at least forty buildings and covered more than 1600 acres.

Fort Concho served as regimental headquarters for some of the most famous frontier units like the 4th and 10th Cavalry. Notable military commanders such as Ranald Mackenzie, Benjamin Grierson, and William 'Pecos Bill' Shafter commanded here. Elements of all four regiments of the Buffalo Soldiers were stationed at the post during its active period.

At full strength Fort Concho supported 400-500 men made up of companies of infantry and troops of cavalry, staff officers and support personnel.

In June 1889 the last soldiers marched away from Fort Concho and the fort was deactivated. After almost twenty-two years Fort Concho’s role in the settling of the Texas frontier was over.

Today, Fort Concho National Historic Landmark encompasses most of the former army post and includes twenty-three original and restored fort structures. The old frontier army post is now a historic preservation project and museum which is owned and operated by the City of San Angelo, Texas.

 

 

 

 

 


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