Brackettville: Black Seminole Scout Community

The descendants of escaped slaves and Florida’s Seminole Indians, the Black Seminole Indian Scouts were known as unparalleled trackers and fearless combatants. The U.S. Army organized the scout unit in 1870, and the scouts were stationed at Fort Clark in 1872, when the cemetery was first established. The Black Seminole Indian Community is represented at the Old Guardhouse Museum at Fort Clark, which highlights the Buffalo Soldiers and Texas military history, as well as the Black Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery, the final resting place of the legendary trackers, including four Medal of Honor winners.

Old Guardhouse Museum at Fort Clark

Black Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery
  • Hwy 3348, 3.1 miles south of Brackettville