Large monument and graves commemorate settlers massacred in 1836. Two miles north on F.M. 1245 (not shown on most maps).
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Artifacts and historical information on Limestone County; memorabilia relating to Old Fort Parker. Open 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Mon.–Fri. (until 4 p.m. Tue.) and 2–4 p.m. Sat. Admission charge. 210 W. Navasota St. 254/729-5064.
The fort was established in 1834 by the Parker family to protect a settlement. In 1836, a surprise attack by several hundred Comanches overran the fort, killing five of the Parker family and carrying into captivity five people, including 9-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker. She grew up, married Comanch...
This community was the county seat from 1838–73 and the only town in the county until 1870. A historical marker on Texas 14 near the entrance to Old Fort Parker details the history of the village; along the park entrance road is the old cemetery. Five miles north on Texas 14.
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