Fort Clark began as a US Army Post in 1852; built beside the Las Moras Springs, to defend settlers along the Pecos Trail. In service until 1947, Fort Clark was a cavalry fort and home of the Read more...
Fort Clark began as a US Army Post in 1852; built beside the Las Moras Springs, to defend settlers along the Pecos Trail. In service until 1947, Fort Clark was a cavalry fort and home of the famed Black Seminole Indian Scouts; as well as every historic Buffalo Soldier regiment in the US Army. During WWII, it was headquarters for the 2nd Cavalry Division and it housed more than 3000 German POWs. The old Army Guardhouse is now a museum.
MOVIE BUFFS: Movies filmed on the fort and in the surrounding area include: The Alamo (John Wayne), Lonesome Dove, Streets of Laredo, The Good Old Boys, Barbarossa, Arrowhead & more!
Fort Clark Springs is now a 2700 acre leisure living community bordering US Hwy 90 at Brackettville, Texas; approximately 140 miles due west of San Antonio, Texas.
The Fort sits at the head of the Las Moras Spring which has been generating millions of gallons of pure, cold sparkling water for over 12,000 years. It also sits on a portion of the Great Comanche War Trail between Naciamento, Mexico and Oklahoma. The spring has always been a lifeline for a multitude of cultures and wildlife. Some of these include a number of different tribes, buffalo, deep antelope and large herds of native mustangs.
The spring forms a stunning little valley and creates a natural habitat that allows native semi-tropical vendure and the finest specimens of Live Oak, Pecans and White Oak trees to flourish. Today, it also home to large herds of axis and whitetail deer, turkey, javelinas, feral hogs and is a birders' paradise as well; as it sits on the western migratory bird path.