What’s in a Name: Why Fort Davis was Named for Jefferson Davis and Why the Name was Never Changed

Available now!

Fort Davis, Texas is nestled in the Davis Mountians in Jeff Davis County, out in West Texas. With a name that has caused some concern in recent years, some people queston why it’s never been changed.

Local author Larry Francell looks into the history of how the fort was named, the history of the fort itself, and the history of the people involved in naming Fort Davis.

“What’s In A Name: Fort Davis” is now available at local retailers such as:

Javelinas and Hollyhocks in downtown Fort Davis, Texas for $11.99.

and at The Paint Box/Cactus Fountain Studio on State Street
(along with paintings by local artists Beth Francell, Patricia Moreland, and Lanna Duncan).

Online ordering is available at:



Barnes & Noble