Fort Preston (1) (1840-184?) - Established as a Texas Ranger post during the Texas Republic period by Col. William G. Cooke (Pierce disputes that it even existed).
Fort Preston (1) History
Location: Located on a bend in the Red River West of Denison, Texas. The old town of Preston and Fort Preston are now located under Lake Texoma in Grayson County, Texas. Exact location unknown and the map is centered on Preston Park.
Maps & Images
Lat: 33.861079 Long: -96.662178
- Frazer, Robert W., Forts of the West, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman OK, 1965, ISBN 0-8061-1250-6, page 157
- Pierce, Gerald S., Texas Under Arms: The Camps, Posts, Forts & Military Towns of the Republic of Texas 1836-1846, Encino Press, Austin TX, 1969, ISBN/ASIN: B0006CYB9I, page 118
- Texas Handbook - Fort Preston