Fort Davis National Historic Site


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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W Tex., SE of El Paso. Old Baldy, 8,382 ft (2,555 m), is the highest peak. Forested slopes, springs, and deep canyons attract tourists. On the summit of Mt. Locke, 6,791 ft (2,070 m) high, is the Univ. of Texas McDonald Observatory (est. 1939), with a 107-in.
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Fort Davis National Historic Site

Address:PO Box 1379
Fort Davis, TX 79734

Phone:432-426-3224
Fax:432-426-3122
Web: www.nps.gov/foda/
Size: 474 acres.
Established: Authorized on September 8, 1961; established on July 4, 1963.
Location:On the northern edge of the town of Fort Davis, Texas. From I-10 on the north or US 90 on the south, the site can be reached via TX 17 and 118.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required. Park trails connect with Davis Mountains State Park.
Activities:Hiking, interpretive programs.
Special Features:A key post in west Texas from 1854-1891, Fort Davis was strategically located to guard emigrants, mail coaches, and freight wagons on the Trans-Pecos portion of the San Antonio-El Paso Road and on the Chihuahua Trail. Today the fort is regarded as the best preserved Indian Wars' frontier military post in the Southwest.

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