My name is Betty Miller, your county coordinator. My co-coordinator is Patsy Vinson. I have been a TXGenWeb volunteer for a bit over 15 years, and I would like to welcome you to Jeff Davis County, Texas, a member of the TXGenWeb Project. We 'adopted' Jeff Davis County, Texas 8 February 2013. I'm always in the need of volunteers to furnish data to place on the web site. If you'd be interested in helping, please let me know. Any questions or comments regarding the Jeff Davis County Website can be directed to Patsy Vinson and I.
History of Fort Davis and Jeff Davis County
Fort Davis, the county seat of Jeff Davis County, is on Limpia Creek at the intersection of Hwys 17 and 118, 80 miles northeast of Presidio and 175 miles southeast of El Paso. The precursor of the town was a rough-and-tumble settlement known as Chihuahua, that was formed just southwest of the military post of Fort Davis after it was established in 1854.
Fort Davis, established in 1854, was the first military post to guard the wilderness routes of pioneers and prospectors and the waters of Limpia Creek. It was de-activated in 1891, and is now a superb example of frontier forts of that era as reflected in its museum and reconstructed buildings.
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Betty Teal Miller Patsy Finley Vinson County Coordinator Co-County Coordinator