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All photos courtesy Discover San Angelo.

The history of Fort Concho goes back centuries. Established along the banks of the Concho River, Fort Concho was an army post from 1867-1889 built to protect frontier settlements, map the vast West Texas region, and quell hostile threats.

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Famous military commanders such as Ranald Mackenzie, Benjamin Grierson, and William Shafter served here. A number of cavalry and infantry units, including all four regiments of the Buffalo Soldiers were stationed at the post.

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Today, Fort Concho National Historic Landmark encompasses most of the former army post and includes twenty-three original and restored fort structures.

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The site hosts events year-round, and is an ideal historic vacation destination.

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For more information about the history of Fort Concho, visit discoversanangelo.com.

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