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U.S. Army post established in 1851 at another location by Gneral Wm Belknap; moved that same year to present site along Brazos River. One of the largest posts in Texas before the Civil War, it protected settlers and travelers and was a stop on the famous Butterfield Overland Mail Route. Abandoned in 1867; six original buildings and one replica, now a county recreational park with museum, archives and picnic facilities. Three miles S.

Location: TX 251, Newcastle Texas

Other History nearby:
(Mineral Wells) Crazy Water Well
(Newcastle) Fort Belknap
(Newcastle) Fort Belnap
(Albany) Georgia Monument
(Jacksboro) Jack County Museum
(Albany) Ledbetter Picket House

11/17 Coming to The Newcastle area
Fort Worth Show of Antiques and Art Fort Worth TX March8-9 Formerly the Dolly Johnson Antique Show, this is one of the oldest shows in Texas.
Paluxy River Spring Bluegrass Festival Glen Rose TX April4-6 Live entertainment in historic Oakdale Park.
Dallas Greek Food Festival Dallas TX September27-29 The Greek Food Festival supports Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church's ministries, community outreach, and youth programs.