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

Old Rock Store

 
 
Old Rock Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 23, 2020
1. Old Rock Store Marker
Inscription.  

Utopia's first building. Erected 1873 of native rock; for R. H. Kincheloe, owner; by Joe Hastler, stonemason.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3800.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 36.871′ N, 99° 31.62′ W. Marker is in Utopia, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker is on Main Street (Highway 187), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 232 Main Street, Utopia TX 78884, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Ware (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Waresville (approx. one mile away); Jones Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Waresville Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Benjamin F. Highsmith (approx. 1.3 miles away); Captain William Ware (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of Old Taylor School (approx. 2.9 miles away); Captain John Coffee Hays (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utopia.
 
Also see . . .
Old Rock Store and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 23, 2020
2. Old Rock Store and Marker
 Newspaper article with an early photo of the Old Rock Store. This link is from the Portal of Texas History. (Submitted on September 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Graffiti and bullet holes at the Old Rock Store image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 23, 2020
3. Graffiti and bullet holes at the Old Rock Store
Historic photo of the Old Rock Store with its second floor image. Click for full size.
4. Historic photo of the Old Rock Store with its second floor
This photo courtesy of the Portal of Texas History and the Texas Historical Commission.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.   4. submitted on August 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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