Fort Buffalo Springs (1867) – This short-lived fort was situated 30 miles north of Jacksboro, Texas. It was occupied by two companies of the Sixth Cavalry deployed from Jacksboro in 1867, with orders to erect substantial buildings. However, inadequate water and timber forced the troops to abandon the site. They soon returned to Jacksboro, where they established a new post to called Fort Richardson.
© Kathy Weiser, updated December 2017.