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Fort Richardson

Jacksboro, Texas
County of Jack.
South of Jacksboro on U.S. 281
National Register Number: 66000816
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: TX-13 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 27, 1963):
Established in 1867 to replace the recently abandoned Fort Belknap as the northernmost fort in the Texas chain of fortifications, the fort played an important role in the protection of American lives and property during the days of the Kiowa-Comanche conflict of the post-Civil War period, particularly the Red River War of 1874.

Structures are in relatively good condition, maintenance and observations are regular and continuous.

No changes indicated.

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