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

Old Waresville

(1/4 Mile West)

 
 
Old Waresville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2020
1. Old Waresville Marker
Inscription.  ​

First nonmilitary colony in Uvalde County, founded 1852 by Capt. William Ware, veteran of Battle of San Jacinto. Ware built first log cabin home (still standing). Other early settlers included Gideon Thompson, whose wife was first Anglo-American woman in Sabinal Canyon. 

Colony lost settlers in Indian Raids, 1856-1866. Although the post office moved to Utopia in 1883, still here is the cemetery where Capt. Ware was buried in 1853; first store and post office built by Charles Durbon, 1856; homes of Joel Fenley, John Ware, built of native stone, 1870's.
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3831.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 29° 36.106′ N, 99° 31.252′ W. Marker is in Utopia, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker is on Ranch to Market Road 187, one mile north of Waresville Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Utopia TX 78884, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Ware (within shouting distance of this marker); Waresville Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Captain William Ware (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Rock Store (approx. one mile away); Jones Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Benjamin F. Highsmith (approx. 2.3 miles away); Site of Old Taylor School (approx. 3.8 miles away); Captain John Coffee Hays (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utopia.
 
Also see . . .  Early history of the area. (Submitted on September 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
 
The view behind the Old Waresville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2020
2. The view behind the Old Waresville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2022, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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