Fort Terrett (1852-1854) - A U.S. Army post established by Ltc. Henry Bainbridge (Cullum 282), 1st U.S. Infantry in 1852 and named for 1st Lt. John C. Terrett killed in the Mexican-American War at the battle of Monterey, 21 Sep 1846. Abandoned in 1854. Also known as Camp Terrett, Fort Lugubre and Post on the North Fork of Llano River.
Fort Terrett History
This fort was established on 5 Feb 1852 by Ltc. Henry Bainbridge, 1st U.S. Infantry to defend the frontier.
The post was abandoned on 26 Feb 1854.
Location: Marker Location: From Sonora, take I-10 East about 30 miles to Exit 429 go under I-10 to FM 3130, go east on 3130 about 1 mile to CR 307, go down CR 307 (River Road) about 1 mile to marker. Sutton County, Texas.
Maps & Images
Lat: 30.462981 Long: -100.1863
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