Fort Henderson, Texas


Fort Henderson (1837) – Built by Major William H. Smiths Texas Ranger battalion early in 1837, the post was part of a defensive line established by the Republic of Texas to protect against Indian raids. It was named in honor of General James Pinckney Henderson, the Secretary of State. Located on the upper Navasota River near the present boundaries of Robertson and Leon counties, the fort was difficult to supply and was therefore abandoned in the Fall of 1837.


© Kathy Weiser, updated December 2017.

Also See:

Texas Forts of the Old West

Texas Forts Trail

Texas Main Page

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