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Fort Bird (1841-1842) - Established by Maj. Jonathon Bird and volunteers from the 4th Brigade, Texas Militia, in Sep - Oct 1841. It was abandoned when the volunteer's enlistments expired in Mar 1842. Also known as Bird's Fort

Fort Bird History

The fort was stockaded and contained a blockhouse and several cabins.

From the marker: "Established in 1840 by Jonathan Bird on the Military Rd. from Red River to Austin. In its vicinity an important Indian treaty, marking the line between the Indians and the white settlements, was signed September 29, 1843, by Edward H. Tarrant and George W. Terrell, representing the Republic of Texas. The ragged remnant of the ill-fated Snively expedition sought refuge here, August 6, 1843. (1936)"

Current Status

Only a marker remains. Marker may be located on South Main Street at the Silver Lake Gun Club

Location: South Main at Silver Lake Gun Club, Arlington, Texas. Map Location is approximate.

Maps & Images

Lat: 32.798602 Long: -97.082276

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