• Photo by: Max Kandler

    Fort Davis

    National Historic Site Texas

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.

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Did You Know?

Photo of Wiliam R. (Pecos Bill) Shafter.

William R. (Pecos Bill) Shafter commanded Fort Davis in 1871-72 and again 1881-82. Shafter was commanding general of all the U.S. troops in Cuba during the Spanish American War.