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    FORT STOCKTON, TEXAS

    Pecos County Seat, West Texas
    I-10, Hwys 18, 385, and 285
    48 miles NE of Alpine
    58 miles N of Marathon
    65 miles NW of Sanderson
    238 miles E of El Paso
    310 miles W of San Antonio

    Population: 8,860

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    Ft Stckton TX West End Silhouettes
    Fort Stockton West End Silhouettes
    Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, October 2012
    Namesake of Fort Stockton:
    Robert F. Stockton by Byron Browne
    Robert Stocktonís life was one of those extraordinary events that persuades and affects the lives of, not only those who were contemporaries, but also the generations that follow.

    Fort Stockton Landmarks & Attractions

    Ft Stckton TX East End Silhouettes
    Fort Stockton East End Silhouettes
    Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, October 2012
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    Pecos County Courthouse ,  Fort Stockton Texas
    The Pecos County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2002

    Annie Riggs Museum c.1899
    Just across from the Courthouse you'll find the Annie Riggs Museum - a building that seems like you've seen it before. This was once a stage stop and hotel. It's now open as a museum. Admission.
    Fort Stockton Texas Annie Riggs Museum
    "The Annie Riggs Museum in Fort Stockton. Built in 1900 as the Adobe Hotel, the museum houses not only 19th- early 20th century Pecos county artifacts but also curates an Archaeological Room which contains Columbian period Mammoth tusk." - Byron Browne, July 2007 photo

    The Pecos County Jail
    The shady lawn and the vegetation on the courthouse square comes as a surprise. The Pecos County Jail is probably the most attractive in the state and if it wasn't for the bars, it might easily be mistaken for a home.
    Pecos  County jail, Fort Stockton Texas

    The former Pecos County jail in Fort Stockton
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2002
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    Fort Stockton Depot
    Fort Stockton's Railroad Depots

    Hovey Schoolhouse - Fort Stockton, Texas
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2008
    Hovey Schoolhouse

    Site of Fort Stockton Centennial Marker text
    Site of Fort Stockton Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009

    Historic Fort Stockton

    Photographer's Note:
    "The historic portion of Fort Stockton, Texas. Barracks, stables, officerís quarters make up this small section of town dating back to the nineteenth century. When coming into town this area is fraternally located next to the not-quite-as-historic downtown area. This part of town is located away from the interstate and was, at least by ourselves, overlooked for some time." - Byron Browne, July 2007
    Fort Stockton Historic Texas
    Historic Fort Stockton
    Photo courtesy Byron Browne, July 2007

    Fort Stockton (the military installation) is only a stone's throw from Paisano Pete or downtown. Several buildings are restored and some are the original adobe structures.

    Not far from the Fort is the Old Fort Cemetery. Follow the signs.

    Ft Stockton guardhouse
    The restored guardhouse at old Ft. Stockton
    Photo Courtesy Jason Penney
    The oldest house in Ft Stockton
    The Oldest House in Ft. Stockton is an adobe structure that has had a roof built over it to prevent additional deterioration. Just SW of the Courthouse
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    Paisano Pete
    The favorite photo opportunity West of Ozona
    Paisano Pete: World's Largest Roadrunner

    Photo Courtesy Jason Penney

    Comanche Springs:
    In James Rooney Memorial County Park
    -
    Just east of the courthouse square. Comanche Springs was an oasis for animals and humans alike. This made it an excellent hunting ground for the aboriginals and a logical spot for a stagecoach stop and military installation. Although there is a large pool in the park, the springs themselves have dried up due to pumping for irrigation purposes.
    Comanche Spring, Fort Stockton Texas
    "Comanche Spring, Fort Stockton, Texas
    Daily flow 21 million gallons"

    Vintage photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com

    Fort Stockton, Texas vintage photo
    Fort Stockton in 1884
    Photo courtesy Fort Concho Museum
    old church in Ft Stockton
    The Episcopal Church shows the simple yet detailed architecture style of the late 19th century Photo Courtesy Jason Penney
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    Fort Stockton Tourist Information

    Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce: 1-800-336-2166
    Visitor's Information Center 915-336-8052

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    A cow and cactus on Texas range, Fort STockton, Texas
    "You Can't See Me".
    A cow on the range in Fort Stockton

    Photo courtesy John Stankewitz
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