NEWCASTLE Population - 871 Altitude - 1,126


Founded 1908; because of early coal-mining interest, named after a famous English coal-mining city. Present day economy of Newcaslte is agricultural. Also Produces significant quantities of petroleum.

Fort Belknap-

The preserved and restored Fort Belknap near Newcastle, Texas.Originally, this U.S. Army post was established in 1851 at another location by General William G. Belknap. It was moved the very same year to the present day location along the Brazos River. Fort Belknap was one of the largest posts in North Texas prior to the Civil War, it protected early settlers, travelers, and was a stop on the famous Butterfield Overland Mail Route. It was abandoned in 1867; Today, there are 6 original buildings, and 1 replica still standing. It now features a county recreational park with museum, archives, picnic facilities. Open daily except Wed. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Three miles south off Texas 251.




Eddleman, Graham, Possum Kingdom.


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