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?
Lieutenant Colonel Washington Seawell, with six companies of the 8th Infantry, built Fort Davis in 1854. Seawell commanded the post until July of 1860.