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

Reading Wood Black

(Sept. 23, 1830 - Oct. 3, 1867)

 
 
Reading Wood Black Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 28, 2020
1. Reading Wood Black Marker
Inscription.  A native of New Jersey, Reading Wood Black founded the town of Encino (later renamed Uvalde) in 1855. The following year he was instrumental in the formation of Uvalde County. An active civic leader and supporter of education, Black served as County Judge, County Commissioner, and State Representative. As a result of his opposition to secession, he was led to live in Mexico during the Civil War. Black was killed in Uvalde at the age of 37.

Recorded - 1983

 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4209.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 11.942′ N, 99° 48.687′ W. Marker is in Uvalde, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (U.S. 90). Marker is located in the Uvalde City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Uvalde TX 78801, 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. M.J. "Jerry" Franklin (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Nance Garner
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(about 600 feet away); Pat Garrett (approx. half a mile away); Jardin de Heroes / Garden of Heroes (approx. ¾ mile away); Nicolas Street School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Judge John Nance Garner (approx. 1½ miles away); John Nance Garner Home (approx. 1½ miles away); John Nance Garner House (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Uvalde.
 
Also see . . .  Black, Reading Wood (1830–1867) - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on December 2, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
Reading Wood Black Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 28, 2020
2. Reading Wood Black Marker
Reading Wood Black Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 28, 2020
3. Reading Wood Black Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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