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Old Fort Parker Historical Park

. Description:  Reconstructed fort begun in 1833.  Site of a Comanche attack in 1836 in which a nine year old girl was captured.  The small town that grew up around the site was abandoned when it was bypassed by the railroad in 1870.
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Address:
S Highway 14
RR3 Box 746
Groesbeck, TX 76642

Parent Organization:
City of Groesbeck
Contacts
Phone 254 729-5253
Toll Free 800 792-1112
e-mail  mailto:oldfortparker@aol.com
URLs 
Texas Parks & Wildlife:
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/oldfort/

City of Groesbeck:
http://www.groesbecktexas.org/ftparker.html

Old Fort Parker
http://www.oldfortparker.org/OldPages/home.htm
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What kind of visit you can have:  This fort has been reconstructed twice, in 1936 and 1967.  Tour the grounds and wander through the dirt floor buildings inside the stockade.  The fort lookout tower and various gun slits are available to see over the stockade walls.
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Camping/RV 25 sites, 10 Primitive

 

Fort Parker State Park
Rte 3, Box 95
Mexia TX  76667
254 562-5751
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Hamilton House 108 North Canton Street
Mexia TX 76667
254 562-2005
Hotel/Motel    
Limestone Inn 300 South Ellis Street
Groesbeck TX 76642
254 729-3017
Fort Parker Motel South Highway 14
Mexia TX 76667
254 562-3097
Inn at Mexia Highway 84
Mexia TX 76667
254 562-5593
Kings Inn 700 North Highway 14
Mexia TX 76667
254 562-3814
Triangle Motel 508 North Highway 14
Mexia TX 76667
254 562-2838
Teague Motel Highway  84
Teague TX 75860
254 739-2234
Western Motel 1201 East Texas Avenue
Mart TX 76664
254 876-2412
Country Side Inn Highway 79
Jewett TX 75846
903 626-4455
Travel Inn Highway 79 at Highway 39
Jewett TX 75846
903 626-5903
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Fort Parker Historical Society   http://www.fortparker.org/fparker.html
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Last Update:  03/23/2008

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