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Fort Inge Historic Site Activities for 2014

Star-Gazing Parties at Fort Inge

With Michael Robinson and Dr. Julie Thomas
from the Uvalde County Stargazers 

 Friday, March 28, 2014 • 8:00 PM  

Friday, April 25, 2014 • 8:15 PM

Friday, July 27, 2014 • 8:45 PM 

Friday, August 22, 2014 • 8:30 PM 

Saturday, October 18, 2014 • 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 14, 2014 • 6:00 PM

Star Parties begin just after sundown; the time varies according to the season.

Check the Uvalde Leader News calendar section and
listen to KVOU radio for more information and updates. 

12th Annual Fort Inge Days

Friday, April 11, 2014 (for school children only)
Saturday, April 12, 2014 (open to the public)

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Living History Demonstrations of
"Military and Civilian Life on the Texas Frontier" 

Saturday 10:00 AM - "1860's Rules" Baseball Game

For more information please contact: 
Bill Dillahunty, phone: 
830-278-2016 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

9th Annual Fort Inge Historical Haunted Hayride

Saturday, October 25, 2014
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Fort Inge Historical Park 

For a map, directions, park hours, and more information about the Fort Inge Historical Park, click the following links:

 Fort Inge

Fort Inge was a frontier fort in Uvalde County, Texas (USA) established as Camp Leona on March 13, 1849. The fort served as a base for troops assigned to protect the southern overland mail route from indian raids. The camp was renamed Fort Inge in honor of Lieutenant Zebulon M. P. Inge a West Point officer killed in the Mexican–American War.

There were two wooden barracks with thatched roofs that quartered the soldiers assigned to the fort. There was also a large limestone building that served as commissary and later a hospital. The fort was surrounded on three sides by a stacked stone wall added sometime around the Civil War. The wall was dismantled in 1874 and the stone used to build a dam on the Leona River. The wall was relaid along its original lines in 1984.

Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte II was posted to Fort Inge in the early 1850s, and his letters from there are preserved by the Maryland Historical Society.

The United States Army garrisoned the fort until March 19, 1869, when the garrison was transferred to Fort McKavett. The army recovered materials from the site to use for additions to nearby Fort Clark. Fort Inge then saw use as a camp by the Texas Rangers until 1884.

 In 1961, the site became the Fort Inge Historical Site County Park. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 12, 1985.[1] The site is located on the Leona River and is dominated by the 140-foot (43 m) high remains of an extinct volcano named Mount Inge.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fort Inge Archeological Site
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
The site of Fort Inge with Mount Inge in the background.
Location: Uvalde County, Texas<, USA
Nearest city: Uvalde
Coordinates: 29°10′45″N 99°45′57″W / 29.17917°N 99.76583°W / 29.17917; -99.76583
Built/Founded: 1849
Governing body: Uvalde County
Added to NRHP : September 12 , 1985
NRHP Reference#: 85002298

Related Links:  

 Fort Inge - Wikipedia
The Hand Book of Texas Online
National Register of Historic Places
Beyond Texas History

Uvalde County - About Us - Fort Inge
Exploring Historial U.S. Forts

Contact Information:
Uvalde Historical Commission, INC.
PO BOX 5383

Uvalde, TX 78801

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