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Although Fort Washita was not used as a military establishment after the Civil War, the post office continued in operation until 1880.
The site is kept open to the public by the Oklahoma Historical Society.
We have a number of service men and women who stay with us, and a visit to the Perrin Air Force Base Museum is a must.On the north shore of the Washita arm of Lake Texoma in northwestern Bryan County lies the partially restored ruins of old Fort Washita.The frontier military post was built on a site selected and named by Gen.Zachary Taylor, who became the first post commander in 1843, and later president of the United States.The fort was garrisoned by United States troops until May 1, 1861, when it was abandoned to Confederate forces.
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