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Fort-Davis is a community located in Jeff Davis County in west Texas in the area known as The Big Bend. The estimated population of Fort Davis is 1,041 people. The community was the site of Fort Davis, which was established in 1854 along the San Antonio/El Paso Road through west Texas. The fort and later settlement was named after Jefferson Davis, who was then the Secretary of War under President Franklin Pierce. The Fort Davis National Historic Site was established in 1961 and is considered one of the best remaining examples of an Army fort in the southwestern United States. Today, 24 restored historic buildings and over 100 ruins and foundations are part of the Fort Davis National Historic Site. A self-guided tour of the fort is available and living history demonstrations are enacted during the summer months. Other attractions near Fort Davis include the Chicuahuan Desert Nature Center and Botanical Gardens and Davis Mountains State Park. The state park is right next to the Fort Davis National Historic Site, and the two are connected by four miles of hiking trails. The 2,709-acre park also has seven miles of horseback riding trails and an "adobe Indian Lodge" with 39 rooms built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Camping is also available at Davis Mountains State Park.

Surrounding areas: Marfa, Texas (20.7 mi), Alpine, Texas (21.1 mi)

Fort Davis Vacation Rentals




Fort Davis Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Butterfield Inn Cottages201 State StFort Davis, TX (432) 426-3252
The Thunderbird Hotel601 W San AntonioMarfa, TX20.9 mi.(432) 729-1984
Alpine Classic Inn2401 E Hwy 90Alpine, TX21.1 mi.(432) 837-1530
Ramada Limited Of Alpine2800 W Hwy 90Alpine, TX21.1 mi.(432) 837-1100
Oak Tree Inn2407 E Holland AveAlpine, TX21.6 mi.(432) 837-5711

Fort Davis Weather & Climate

West Texas has a semi-arid to arid climate. This region is the farthest region west in the state, and consists of the Chihuahuan Desert and isolated mountain ranges. This is also known as Big Bend Country Texas and the Trans-Pecos Region. This is the driest region of Texas, receiving on average only 16 inches of rain (or less) per year. It also has the most clear days statewide during fall, winter and spring. The desert regions have an arid climate, while the mountains areas have a somewhat wetter and more temperate environment. Winds in west Texas are strengthened as they are forced to push through canyons and valleys. Humidity during the hot months is 27 out of 100, which is comfortable. The U.S. average on the comfort index is 44.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 61°F 28°F 0.43 in. -
February 65°F 31°F 0.35 in. -
March 71°F 36°F 0.34 in. -
April 79°F 42°F 0.50 in. -
May 85°F 51°F 1.46 in. -
June 91°F 58°F 1.79 in. -
July 89°F 61°F 2.95 in. -
August 87°F 59°F 2.97 in. -
September 83°F 54°F 2.76 in. -
October 78°F 44°F 1.29 in. -
November 68°F 34°F 0.49 in. -
December 62°F 29°F 0.53 in. -

Fort Davis Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Marfa Municipal airport (MRF) located about 16 miles southwest of Fort Davis in Marfa, Texas, the Alpine Casparis Municipal airport (E38) located approximately 18 miles southeast of Fort Davis in Alpine, Texas, the Pecos Municipal airport (PEQ) located roughly 59 miles northeast of Fort Davis in Pecos, Texas, the Culberson County airport (VHN) located around 61 miles northwest of Fort Davis in Van Horn, Texas, and finally the Fort Stockton Pecos County airport (FST) located about 62 miles east of Fort Davis in Fort Stockton, Texas.

Fort Davis Attractions

 
Golf Courses
Marfa Municipal Golf CourseMarfaTX18.8 mi.
Alpine Country ClubAlpineTX21.6 mi.
 
State Parks
Davis Mountains State ParkTX1.5 mi. 
Balmorhea State ParkTX25.2 mi. 


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