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Uvalde in Uvalde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

John M. Davenport

(February 8, 1827-October 28, 1859)

 
 
John M. Davenport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel
1. John M. Davenport Marker
Inscription.  Stock-raiser and captain of a company of volunteer Indian fighters. Killed near here by 30 Comanches. Inquest for him was first in area for Indian victim. Settlers and soldiers from Fort Inge trailed the band 200 miles. After battle, found Davenport's gun on one of the Indians.
 
Erected 1969 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13735.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesNative Americans.
 
Location. 29° 19.09′ N, 99° 27.601′ W. Marker is in Uvalde, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker is on Fisher Avenue E (U.S. 90) 0.3 miles east of Austin Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Fisher Avenue E, Sabinal TX 78881, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sabinal (here, next to this marker); Sabinal Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Site of Camp Sabinal (approx. 1.4 miles away); Town of Knippa
John M. Davenport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel
2. John M. Davenport Marker
(approx. 10.8 miles away); D'Hanis (approx. 10.9 miles away); J.M. Koch's Hotel (approx. 10.9 miles away); Captain John Coffee Hays (approx. 13.7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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