Fort Elliott

Fort Elliott was the United States Army outpost in the eastern Texas Panhandle from 1875 to 1890. Though never involved in a major military engagement, it helped transform the Panhandle from Indian hunting territory into a settlement area. Troops from Fort Elliott patrolled the borders of Indian Territory to the east, policed cattle drives headed north to Kansas railroad depots, and in other ways protected and encouraged settlement of the region.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Adoption Status: ⭐
This place has been adopted and will not be available until April 1, 2027
Adopted by:
Al & Barbara Elliott
Dedication Message:
In Honor of my parents

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Place type

Fort Elliott is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    35.51310220
    Longitude
    -100.44179550

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