[Black's Fort Stone Slab in Grassy Field]

Description:

Slide of a pointed stone slab placed in the middle of an unkempt field of grass, amidst red and yellow flowers. An aged wooden fence can be seen in the back, creating a boundary between the stone and a larger field in the background. The slab bears an inscription just beneath a small relief of a five-pointed slab within a wreath.

It reads:
"Black's Fort - Built as a defense against the Indians in 1855 by William Black - 1815 - - 1907 - on land owned by him.
In the stockade, constructed of cedar logs, sentries were kept on guard on moonlight nights * Guns and ammunition for public use were kept here * Abandoned in 1868."

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Burnet County
Creation Date: Unknown
Partner(s):
Burnet County Historical Commission
Collection(s):
Texas Cultures Online
Usage:
Total Uses: 133
Past 30 days: 2
Yesterday: 0
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Place
United States - Texas - Burnet County
Description:

Slide of a pointed stone slab placed in the middle of an unkempt field of grass, amidst red and yellow flowers. An aged wooden fence can be seen in the back, creating a boundary between the stone and a larger field in the background. The slab bears an inscription just beneath a small relief of a five-pointed slab within a wreath.

It reads:
"Black's Fort - Built as a defense against the Indians in 1855 by William Black - 1815 - - 1907 - on land owned by him.
In the stockade, constructed of cedar logs, sentries were kept on guard on moonlight nights * Guns and ammunition for public use were kept here * Abandoned in 1868."

Physical Description:

1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Keyword(s): State Historical Survey Committee | outdoor scenes | steles | Black's Fort | Black, William
Partner:
Burnet County Historical Commission
Collection:
Texas Cultures Online
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: BCHC_B114
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth193925
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image