Fort Parker - Groesbeck, Limestone County, Texas
Address: Of FM 1245, in Fort Parker Historical Park
Directions: Fort Parker Historical Park, off SH 1245 on park rd. 35, N of Groesbeck
Marker #: 5293002001
Year Dedicated: 1965
Size, type: Civil War Memorials - (pink granite)
Last reported condition: N/A
Fort Parker - Built 1834 for protection from Indians. Named for leaders who bought first Predestinarian Baptist church body to Texas: Elder Daniel Parker; his father, Elder John; brothers Jas. W., Benjamin, Silas, John. Also here were Kellogg, Frost, Nixon, Duty and Plummer families on May 18, 1836, raiding Comanches killed Benjamin, John and Silas Parker, Samuel and Robert Frost and others; captured Elizabeth Kellogg, Rachel Plummer and son James, and Sila's children, John and Cynthia Ann in captivity, Cynthia Ann married Chief Peta Nacona; her son, Quanah, was last Comanche Chief. With her baby, Prairie Flower, in 1860 she was captured by Texas Rangers. She, the baby and Quanah are buried at Fort Sill.
Decimal degrees:  N 31.547143   W -96.549969
Degrees, minutes: N 31 32.829   W 096 32.998
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 732581, Northing 3492844
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