Colorado City in Mitchell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
R.C. (Dick) Ware
Was noted for his part in gun battle with outlaw Sam Bass at Round Rock, where Bass had planned to rob the bank. It was Ware's bullet that gave Bass the wound from which he died.
Was elected first sheriff of Mitchell County in 1881, retired 1892, was appointed U.S. Marshall for Western District of Texas, 1983. Served four years.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 15513.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 32° 23.589′ N, 100° 50.44′ W. Marker is in Colorado City, Texas, in Mitchell County. Marker can be reached from Westpoint Avenue west of State Highway 208 when traveling north. Marker is in the Colorado Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colorado City TX 79512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Comanche Village Massacre (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ruddick Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Colorado City StandpipeE.M. Hardigree Home (approx. 1.3 miles away); All Saints' Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); John C. Prude Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); Buffalo Trails (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dr. Preston C. Coleman (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colorado City.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.