Texas Forts Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Fort McKavett : Navigating the Prairie: Celestial Navigation

December 10, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Before Western Texas became the cattle and oil rich expanse of land it is today, this area was as foreign to Americans as Africa. With the California Gold Rush of 1849, it was very important to the US Government that the new Southwestern United States were mapped and civilized. That is where the US Army Topographical Engineers come in. Join us as we feature the Topographical Engineers at the fort where they’ll teach us to use a sextant to determine our location without the use of a map! This interactive program will be fun and educational for all! 


  • Fort McKavett
  • 7066 FM-864
  • Fort McKavett , Texas
  • 76825


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