FORT LE DOUT
FORT LE DOUT. Fort Le Dout, reportedly located in what is now Wood County, was probably established during the eighteenth century by the French as a post for trade with the Caddo and Wichita Indians. Le Dout, which means "redoubt," or "fortification," may have been located on the Sabine River or possibly on Lake Fork Creek, a fork of the Sabine. A 1989 archeological study suggested that the Woldert Site, located about five miles from the confluence of Lake Fork Creek and the Sabine River, might be the site of Fort Le Dout.
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