Distinctive Destinations

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark

  • Constructed: 1867
  • Location: San Angelo, TX

Established in 1867, Fort Concho was built along the Concho river to protect frontier settlements and quell hostile threats in the area, as well as to map and patrol West Texas. Comprised of at least forty buildings built from native limestone, the fort covered over 1,600 acres. At full strength, the fort supported 400-500 military and support staff. It remained an active outpost until 1889 when the last soldiers walked away from its walls. Fort Concho stands as among the best preserved posts of its era west of the Mississippi, creating the nearby town of San Angelo. The fort, operated by the City of San Angelo, has period interiors, special displays, ongoing events & programs, living history, and children's events.

View of a few of the buildings at Fort Concho National Historic Landmark.

photo by: gen5tex, Flickr

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