Fort Tumlinson (1836-1837) - A Texas Ranger post established early in 1836 during the Texas Revolution by Ranger Captain John Jackson Tumlinson in present day Williamson County, Texas. Abandoned in 1836 and found burned down by Indians in 1837. Also Known as Tumlinson Blockhouse and Tumlinson Fort.
Captain Tumlinson and his company of sixty Texas Rangers built Fort Tumlinson near Brushey Creek in present day Williamson County during the Texas Revolution. The post was constructed with a blockhouse as the main defense early in 1836. In March of 1836 Mexican General Santa Anna invaded newly independent Texas and Tumlinson's company departed to join the fight against the Mexican forces, abandoning the fort. In 1837 a scout reported that the blockhouse had been burned down by hostile indians.
Marker only, site location on private property in Leander, Williamson County, Texas
Visited: 10 Nov 2011