A Frontier Post
Fort Davis is one of the best surviving examples of an Indian Wars' frontier military post in the Southwest. From 1854 to 1891, Fort Davis was strategically located to protect emigrants, mail coaches, and freight wagons on the Trans-Pecos portion of the San Antonio-El Paso Road and on the Chihuahua Trail.Read More
Did You Know?
In an attempt to better supply Fort Davis and other southwestern posts, the army embarked on an unusual experiment by importing camels from the Middle East in 1856. Camels passed through Fort Davis in 1857, 1859 and 1860.