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FORT TERRETT, TEXAS
AKA Camp Terrett

Texas Forts
Sutton County, West Texas

On the banks of the North Llano River
About 26 Miles W of Junction
E of Sonora

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Sutton County Tx - Site of Fort Terrett
"The Ft Terrett Centennial is about 29 miles E of Sonora on the N side of I-10 on River Road."
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

Established in early 1852 by Lt. Col. Henry Bainbridge. The purpose of the facility was to guard settlers against Comanche raids. The namesake of the fort was Lt. John Terrett, who was killed in the Mexican War some six years before. Lt. Terrett died in the Battle for Monterey.

The base was in existence for two years. It was abandoned in 1852 although some structures are known to be standing. A Texas Centennial Marker was erected in 1836. It stands off Highway 290W about 26 Miles W of Junction.
Sutton County Tx - Site of Fort Terrett TX Centennial Marker
"Site of Fort Terrett" TX Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 2010
Sutton County Tx - Fort Terrett TX Centennial Marker

"Site of Fort Terrett" TX Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 2010
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