The site is located 8 miles east of Sheffield off Interstate 10 on Hwy. 290 (Scenic Loop). Take Exit 325 east and travel approximately 13 miles on Hwy. 290 to the site. (You can also take Exit 343 west and travel approximately 11 miles on Hwy. 290 to the site.)
Spanning 82 acres in the Pecos River valley, Fort Lancaster State Historic Site commemorates the vestiges of one of four posts established in 1855 to protect the military route between San Antonio and El Paso. http://www.visitfortlancaster.com/
This cemetery has been abstracted by SAGHS members. The abstracted information can be found in our Stalkin' Kin in Old West Texas quarterly publication:
Vol. 4, Iss. 2, Pg. 75
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