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Texas Travel Directory: Fort Stockton

Fort Stockton, Texas

Fort Stockton Historic Tour Itinerary

Tour signDirectional signs have been erected to guide visitors around town to sixteen points of interest.

The tour begins at Paisano Pete, at the intersection of Dickinson (Business I-10) and Main street, and ends at the Fort Cemetery.

HISTORIC TOUR ITINERARY

1. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Depot Visitors Center.

2. PAISANO PETE, World's Largest Roadrunner, 11' tall, 22' long.

3. ANNIE RIGGS MEMORIAL MUSEUM was originally the Riggs Hotel, built in 1899. It is an excellent example of Territorial Architecture built of adobe with Victorian wood trim, and houses exhibits on area history.

4. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, first church in Fort Stockton, built 1875.

5. OLD JAIL, Pecos County's original jail was built in 1883.

6. ZERO STONE PARK AND PECOS COUNTY COURTHOUSE. The Zero Stone is a marker placed in 1847 and was used as the zero reference point for subsequent surveys. The courthouse was built in 1912. There are four additional markers in the park.

7. THE OLDEST REMAINING SCHOOL built by the people of Pecos County, erected 1883. The east end was used by the U.S. Army as a telegraph office.

8. OLDEST HOUSE is known to have existed in 1859. It was probably part of Camp Stockton, the original fort here.

9. GREY MULE SALOON - built in the 1880's, was once owned by A.J. Royal.

10. YOUNG'S STORE transom bears the date 1876, the year that WF. Young opened this sutler's store.

11. KOEHLER'S STORE also served as a bank and saloon, it was built in 1878. The second floor was added in the 1930's as a WPA project. It now serves as the Small Community Hall. Across the street is one of the nine springs in the Comanche Springs system. This one is named the Blue Hole.

12. COMANCHE SPRINGS PAVILION AND SWIMMING POOL. The pavilion was built in 1938 over the Big Chief Spring. It was the largest spring in the system and flowed 65 million gallons of water a day.

13. ROLLINS-SIBLEY HOUSE built in 1905 partially on the foundation of the Old Fort Hospital

14. ST. STEPHEN EPISCOPAL CHURCH, built in the 1896, was one of the first Protestant churches west of the Pecos River. Moved here in 1958.

15. HISTORIC FORT STOCKTON (1867-1886), Guardhouse, Officers' Row, and Parade Grounds; a museum is housed in the enlisted men's barracks and a visitor's center is located at 301 E. Third.

16. 5TH STREET HOUSE, the house itself was ordered from Montgomery Ward Catalog in the late 1920's.

17. OLD FORT CEMETERY where only a very few markers show anyone over the age of 40, a testimony to the hard frontier life. Used from 1875-1912.

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Visitor Information:

Fort Stockton CVB
P.O. Box 1000
Fort Stockton, Texas 79735
1-877-336-8525
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Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center
1000 Railroad Ave.
Fort Stockton, Texas 79735
1-800-336-2166
www.fortstockton.org

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