Mason County - Mason vicinity, Mason County, Texas
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Directions: From Mason take U.S. Hwy 87 south approx 2 miles to rest stop (across U. S. Hwy 87 from Ft. Mason City Park)
Marker #: 5319011285
Year Dedicated: 1936
Size, type: 36' Centennial - Highway Marker (pink)
Last reported condition: No report
Mason County - Created January 22, 1858, and organized August 2, 1858, this county was named for its most important settlement, Fort Mason. Garrisoned intermittently from July 6, 1851, to March 23, 1869, Fort Mason was named for Lt. G. T. Mason of the United States 2nd Dragoons, killed in Mexican War action on April 25, 1846, near Brownsville. Fort Mason was one of a chain of posts situated a day's horseback ride apart, from Red River to the Rio Grande, for protecting frontier against Apaches, Comanches, other Indians. (1971)
Decimal degrees:  N 30.735384   W -99.216696
Degrees, minutes: N 30 44.123   W 099 13.002
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 479256, Northing 3400296
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