• Photo by: Max Kandler

    Fort Davis

    National Historic Site Texas

Map from San Antonio to Fort Davis

Map from San Antonio to Fort Davis.
 
From San Antonio take I-10 west to Balmorhea. Then take Highway 17 south to Fort Davis. (About 7 hours)

Did You Know?

Painting of the first Fort Davis by Authur Lee.

On October 23, 1854, General Persifor F. Smith, in command of the Department of Texas, issued the order officially establishing Fort Davis. Smith, who had personally selected the site, named the post in honor of Secretary of War Jefferson Davis.