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Fort Davis

Fort Davis, Texas
County of Jeff Davis.
Junction of Texas 17 and 118
National Register Number: 66000045
Resource type: District.
Property type: Defense - military facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: TX-23 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Fort Davis NHS; See www.nps.gov/foda.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1960):
A key post in U.S. Army fortifications in West Texas, established to guard the San Antonio-El Paso road. It rose to peak strength between 1879 and 1885.

Fort Davis remains in good condition.

A recent threat of a cell tower also within the fort’s view shed was successfully eliminate with the assistance of the Texas Historical Commission.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
Continued preservation maintenance of the site will help to ensure the historic integrity of the fort.

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