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Fort Belknap

Graham, Texas
County of Young.
National Register Number: 66000824
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: TX-17 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Local Park: www.visitgraham.com/History/Historic%20Forts/ftbelk.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1960):
Established in 1851 following the Mexican War when the Texas frontier was being ravished by Comanche-Kiowa raids, Fort Belknap was the anchor of a chain of outer border posts stretching from the Red River to the Rio Grande. Until 1865, it was the key post in the protection of the exposed frontier; it bore the brunt of Comanche-Kiowa assault, and during the Civil War it served as a base for campaigns against these raiders.

Condition:
The frontier fort is in good condition and well maintained.

General maintenance and repair; replacement of some windows that were deteriorated


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