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Fort Davis, TX

About Fort DavisIn the heart of the Davis Mountains, Fort Davis grew as a strategic point on the San Antonio-El Paso Road. Established in 1854, the fort was named in honor of Jefferson Davis, then Secretary of War. Fort Davis was first manned by troops of the Eighth U.S. Infantry who, mounted on mules, fought the Comanches.

The canyon formed by Limpia Creek, which flows through the Davis Mountains, is a centuries-old oasis for travelers. Davis Mountains State Park embraces a part of the creek and 1,869 acres of the rolling grasslands and intermittent trees that cover these mountains. A 74-mile scenic highway, SR 166/118, makes a loop through the Davis Mountains and includes Madera Canyon and University of Texas McDonald Observatory.

Visitor Centers Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce 100 Memorial Square #4 Fort Davis, TX 79734. Phone:(432)426-3015 or (800)524-3015

Things to Do Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens

Fort Davis National Historic Site

University of Texas McDonald Observatory

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Fort Davis, TX

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Hotel Limpia

101 Memorial Square. Fort Davis, TX 79734

Veranda Historic Inn

210 Court Ave. Fort Davis, TX 79734

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