Montell in Uvalde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of the Mission Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria
First established by Franciscan missionaries in 1749 on the San Gabriel River with the hope of civilizing and Christianizing the Coco, Mayene, Karankawa, Orcoquiza and other Indian tribes. Reestablished under the same name on the San Marcos River in 1755. Removed to this site on the Nueces River for the conversion of the Lipan Apaches in 1762. Abandoned in 1769.
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 4934.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Hispanic Americans • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1762.
Location. 29° 32.41′ N, 100° 0.652′ W. Marker is in Montell, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker is on State Highway 55, 0.2 miles north of County Road 415, on the right when traveling north. 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 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Near Site of Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria Mission (here, next to this marker); General John R. Baylor Church of the Ascension (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Montell Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles A. Lindbergh in Texas (approx. 9 miles away); Private Frank Marshall, C.S.A. (approx. 9.3 miles away); Site of Camp Wood (approx. 9½ miles away); Site of the Mission San Lorenzo De La Santa Cruz (approx. 9½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montell.
Also see . . . Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria del Cañón Mission - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.