Fort Parker State Park

Fort Parker State Park is a state park located in Limestone County, Texas, near the city of Mexia. The park is named after the historical Fort Parker, which was established in 1833 by pioneers from Illinois. The fort was attacked by Comanche warriors in 1836, resulting in the capture of several members of the Parker family, including a 9-year-old girl named Cynthia Ann Parker, who was raised as a Comanche and later became a prominent figure in Texas history.

The state park offers visitors a variety of activities, including camping, hiking, fishing, and picnicking. Visitors can also learn about the park’s history by visiting the Fort Parker Memorial, which features a replica of the fort and a museum displaying artifacts from the period. The park also features a nature trail that winds through the park’s woodlands, offering visitors the chance to see native wildlife and plants.