Eleven military installations in the Red River Valley show how closely history is
linked between Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

Click on the fort's names to learn about each one.
Fort 1 - St. Jean Baptiste, in Natchitoches, Louisiana (1716)

Fort 2 -
Los Adaes, by Robeline, Louisiana (1729)

Fort 3 -
Fort Claiborne, in Natchitoches, Louisiana (1804)

Fort 4 -
Fort Jesup, between Robeline and Many, Louisiana (1822)

Fort 5 -
Fort Towson, between Idabel and Hugo, Oklahoma (1824)

Fort 6 -
Fort Washita, between Durant and Tishomingo, Oklahoma. (1847)

Fort 7 -
Fort Belknap, between Graham and Throckmorton, Texas (1851)

Fort 8 -
Fort Phantom Hill, north of Abilene, Texas (1852)

Fort 9 -
Fort Buhlow and Fort Randolph in Pineville, Louisiana (1864)

Fort 10 -
Fort Griffin, between Throckmorton and Albany, Texas (1867)

Fort 11 -
Fort Richardson, between Jacksboro and Graham, Texas (1868)

Fort 12 -
Fort Sill, active fort in Lawton, Oklahoma (1869)

More forts to be added!
Red River Fort Tour