San Saba County Historical Commission

Historical Markers

John Duncan’s Fort

US 190 at FM 45, west side, Richland Springs, Texas

“A private, or settler's fort, built 1858. Cabins of 4 families (30 people) formed a stockade for defense against Indians. Daily a hunting party would go out for meat; other men stood guard. Residents went home to farm in spring, but through 1865 "forted up" each fall.”