Camp Rabb

By: W. C. Holden

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994

Camp Rabb was at the crossing of the road from San Antonio to Eagle Pass and Elm Creek, in Bexar Territory, later northeastern Maverick County. It was established by James M. Norris on April 7, 1862, as a ranger station for the Frontier Regiment. Under commander Capt. Thomas Rabb, the camp guarded the road and the frontier until the consolidation of the regiment at Fort Belknap in March 1864.

William Curry Holden, Frontier Problems and Movements in West Texas, 1846–1900 (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas, 1928).

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

W. C. Holden, “Camp Rabb,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed January 26, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994