Camp Cook

By: Art Leatherwood

Type: General Entry

Published: December 1, 1994

Camp Cook was near the Medina River thirteen miles southwest of San Antonio, probably at the crossing of the San Antonio-Presidio del Rio Grande road. It is believed to have been a rendezvous and headquarters camp for Gen. Alexander Somervell's Army of the Southwest, which occupied the camp between November 19 and November 23, 1842.

Gerald S. Pierce, Texas Under Arms: The Camps, Posts, Forts, and Military Towns of the Republic of Texas (Austin: Encino, 1969).
Time Periods:
  • Republic of Texas

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Art Leatherwood, “Camp Cook,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994