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Camp Elizabeth

Sterling County
US 87
9 Miles NW of present-day Sterling City
In the early 1850s, the site was established as a Texas Rangers camp. Fort Concho assumed ownership in the mid 1870s as Indian attacks increased. Camp Elizabeth was used as an outpost hospital facility.

The camp was described as a rock corral for horses, officers quarters and tents for the enlisted men. A farrier had space to work and between the camp and the river, the land was used to break horses and / or teach horsemanship.

The camp was abandoned in 1886 and although everything was left in place for a possible reactivation, local ranchers demolished the place to deter its use by dubious individuals who hung out there. The historical marker designated the presumed site.
Camp Elizabeth Sterling County Tx - Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Texas 1936 Centennial Marker Text

Site of Camp Elizabeth

Thought to have been established 1853.
Used as an outpost hospital of Fort Concho 1874 - 1886.
Camp Elizabeth
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