Camp Cureton (1862-1864) – This short-lived post was established in March 1862 on the Gainesville-Fort Belknap Road, where it crossed the West Fork of the Trinity River southeast of present-day Archer City. Built by Captain Jack J. Creton and his regiment, the fort was named for him. A Confederate post, it, along with several others, was established to restrict Indians from coming into the region. Several wooden buildings and rock-fence corrals made up the fort. It was closed by March 1864, when the troops were moved to Fort Belknap. Nothing remains of the fort today.
© Kathy Weiser, updated December, 2017.