Old Fort Parker

Old Fort Parker is a reconstructed fort that pays tribute to the Parker family and other pioneers who paid a high price to settle in Texas. The Parkers and other members of their church came to Texas from Crawford County, Illinois in 1833. In 1832, Daniel Parker, a staunch theologian, had gained permission to settle in Texas. After organizing those who wanted to go to Texas into the Predestinarian Baptist Church, they all left Illinois in July of 1833 in ox- drawn wagons. Daniel and the majority of his followers settled near the present City of Elkhart, where a replica of their Pilgrim Baptist Church still stands in their memory. Other members of the group preferred to settle farther west, near the Navasota River. Elder John Parker and three of his sons (Silas, James, and Benjamin) began in December 1833 to clear land and to construct Parkers Fort.



- FACILITIES -

CAMPING
PICNIC
PLAYGROUND
SWIMMING
TRAILS
BOATING
GOLF
GEOCACHING
SHOWERS
RESTROOMS
STORE
BEACH
FAMILY
TENTS
POOL
SHADE TREES
50 AMP
WIRELESS
TRAILS
FISHING
MARINA
HOOKUPS
ELECTRIC
DUMP
SEWER
WATER
FIRERING
GRILL
FIREWOOD
LAUNDRY
PROPANE
PETS
WATERFRONT
CABLE
PULLTHRU

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- GETTING HERE -

Mexia, Texas

- Old Fort Parker -

County Road 401A
Mexia, Texas

Dallas, Texas

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