8th Feb, 2015

Scouts Camp at Fort near Real Estate Fredericksburg Texas

Scouts Camp at Fort near Real Estate Fredericksburg Texas

Mixed heritage of real estate Fredericksburg Texas becomes the Hill Country Hamlet. Fort Martin Scott, a Frontier Army Post, adds to the community’s appeal. At the end of January, some 200 Boy Scouts and Boy Scout leaders from the San Antonio district camped out at the Fort. They came for the Summit District Freeze-O-Ree 2015.  Not that real estate Fredericksburg Texas is so freezing cold, but we do enjoy a cooler climate than San Antonio or Austin.

Real Estate Fredericksburg TexasThe fact that the weather was below 32° Fahrenheit helped the campers meet the Scout requirement to earn their Polar Bear Award patches.  Taught responsibility and respect, the Scouts left “no trace.” Historical relevance became an added benefit of the campout. Fort Martin Scott is a lesson in Texas history. The Scout learned about the Texas Rangers and their standards of Dedication, Determination, Courage, Respect, and integrity.

Fort Martin Scott

The Scouts also learned about pioneering in the mid-1800s.  From tours of trails and buildings with historical significance, Fort Martin Scott lives to tell many interesting stories.
The U.S. Army built Fort Martin Scott in 1948. Commission to protect travelers traveling along the Fredericksburg-San Antonio Road, the outpost became well known after the signing of the Meusebach-Comanche and the Fort Martin Scott treaties.  These treaties between the native tribes and the settlers produced long-standing peace in the area. The tribes benefited from trading posts, blacksmiths, schoolteachers, and even Christian ministries in the area.Real Estate Fredericksburg Texas

The Texas Rangers and a Confederate State Army also used the property.  Currently restored, the officer’s quarters are set on 23 acres off US 290. It is now owned by the City Of Fredericksburg and has been reconstructed by Fredericksburg Heritage Federation. Buildings include the officers’ quarters, store and warehouse, bakehouse, hospital, barracks, quartermaster’s warehouse, laundry, jail, blacksmith shop, barn, and stable it is on the National Register of Historic Places in Texas.  Fort Martin Scott is on the Peach Loop West Wildlife Trail of the Heart of Texas Wildlife Trail.

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For more information about real estate Fredericksburg Texas, including homes, estate home tracts, large acreage, ranches, income-producing opportunities, and other Texas Hill Country properties, please contact Dale Cook of Sage Premium Texas Real Estate in Fredericksburg at 830-997-1035.

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