Fort Travis (1)

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Fort Travis (1) (1836-1844) - A Texas army post established in April 1836 at the end of the Texas Revolution as Fort Point (2) and later renamed Fort Travis after William B. Travis, commander at The Alamo. Abandoned in 1844 just before statehood.

Fort Travis (1) History

A Texas Army octagonal earthworks located at the eastern end of Galveston Island. Armed with 6 and 12-pounder cannons from the ship Cayuga.

Current Status

Nothing remains at the site on the eastern tip of Galviston Island, Galveston County, Texas.

Location: Eastern tip of Galviston Island, Galveston County, Texas

Maps & Images

Lat: 29.336402 Long: -94.766254


  • Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 779
  • 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, pages 48-57


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