Fort Henderson (1)

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Fort Henderson (1) (1837-1837) - Established as a Texas Ranger fort by members of Major William H. Smith's battalion in early 1837. Probably named after General James Pinckney Henderson. Abandoned in the fall of 1837.

Fort Henderson

Fort Henderson was located in Indian country some distance from the nearest white settlement. The isolation and difficulty in provisioning the fort led to its abandonment soon after it was built.

Current Status

No visible ruins.

Location: The exact location is unknown but it is at some point on the upper Navasota River where it forms the boundary between Robertson and Leon County, Texas.

Maps & Images

Lat: 31.3108 Long: -96.3237


  • Pierce, Gerald S., Texas Under Arms: The Camps, Posts, Forts & Military Towns of the Republic of Texas 1836-1846, Encino Press, Austin TX, 1969, ISBN/ASIN: B0006CYB9I, page 65-66


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