Fort Davis is one of the best surviving examples of an Indian Wars'
frontier military post in the Southwest. From 1854 to 1891, Fort Davis
was strategically located to protect emigrants, mail coaches, and
freight wagons on the Trans-Pecos portion of the San Antonio-El Paso
Road and on the Chihuahua Trail.
It was a one of a string of cavalry forts in Texas primarily to deal with the Comanches.