Texas Forts Trail Region

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

Albany: Camp Cooper

The "Honeymoon Cottage," first home of the Larn's.

Camp Cooper was on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River seven miles north of the site of present Fort Griffin State Historic Site in south central Throckmorton County. It was established by the Texas legislature in January 1856 and named for United States Army adjutant general Samuel Cooper. Its mission was to protect the frontier and to monitor the nearby Comanche Indian reservation.

In 1906, J.B. Putnam purchased the property from J.A. Matthews. The property is still in the Putnam family today. 


  • Camp Cooper
  • Albany, Texas
  • 76430


Hours & Fees

  • By appointment only. 

  • Free tours by appointment. 



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Read more about Camp Cooper in the Handbook of Texas Online.