Fort Davis National Historic Site

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The 1860s Confederate Fort Davis is believed to be haunted by the ghost of Alice Walpole, who was abducted by Native Americans in this area while looking for roses. Her body was never found, but soon afterward, sightings of her ghost were reported in this area. Two other interesting things are said to happen here relating to Alice: The phantom smell of roses is detected when she appears, and white roses have been known to grow out of season.

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101 Lt Flipper Dr
Fort Davis, TX 79734
United States

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30.598507022388233, -103.89206671723514
Jeff Davis County, Texas
Nearest Towns:
Fort Davis, TX (0.7 mi.)
Marfa, TX (21.5 mi.)
Alpine, TX (21.5 mi.)
Balmorhea, TX (28.1 mi.)
Valentine, TX (36.0 mi.)
Marathon, TX (47.2 mi.)
Toyah, TX (49.8 mi.)
Lindsay, TX (57.2 mi.)
Pecos, TX (61.7 mi.)
Van Horn, TX (63.5 mi.)

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  1. This past Sunday 8/3/15 me my wife and mother and brother in law were on our way from ojinaga Mexico to Lubbock Texas. While on the way back I wanted to stop at fort Davis because my grandpa had taken me there when I was about 12. My grandfather got me interested in Texas history at a very young age. Well we got there at 4:30 pm and the park closed at 5. So the park ranger said well I won’t charge you admission since you only have 30 min just be in the parking lot at 5. So she said the main attractions are the barracks and the officers quarters. So we checked out the barracks 1st. And mind you were walking kinda fast just browsing. After the barracks we walk across to the officers quarters. On the way I’m telling my mother in law about the history of the fort. While waking up to the officers quarters that is furnished with all the period furniture in it I hear a voice. For a second I thought I was hearing things. Then I heard it again. It sounded like a man with a southern draw but it was just disimbogulated I couldn’t make out what it was saying. I stopped and said did yall hear that? My wife said no. My mother in law looked at me and said … the voice? She said I thought that was just me. I said yea ssshhh listen. And no more voice. We walked around and nobody was out there just us 4.

  2. In November, my best friend and I visited the fort. We walked all around the buildings and finally made it to the old hospital. While I was on one side and my friend was on the other, she was yelling at me to come see something. I heard some kids running in the gravel and giggling, so I walked to her side of the hospital and said “quit yelling, there’s a family walking over!” She looked out a window and said “no one is here!” I walked out to the breezeway and there were no other cars in the parking lot, no people on the other side. I walked back to the other side and my friend was reading a poster about all the children who died at the fort. I am convinced it was some of the children who got sick and died in that hospital.

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