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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:

Site of
Camp Elizabeth

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

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Camp Elizabeth, Texas Nearby Towns:
Sterling City the county seat
San Angelo | Fort Concho | Big Spring

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