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

Captain John Coffee Hays

 
 
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By James Hulse, August 23, 2020
1. Captain John Coffee Hays Marker
Inscription.  
In this vicinity
June 24, 1841, Captain John Coffee Hays and his Company of 16 Rangers assisted by thirty Mexicans under Captain Flores encountered ten Comanche Indians • Killed eight and captured the other two • None of the Rangers were killed and but one wounded
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 721.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Heroes. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 24, 1853.
 
Location. 29° 30.762′ N, 99° 30.264′ W. Marker is near Sabinal, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker is on Ranch to Market Road 187, 14 miles north of U.S. 90, 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 are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain William Ware (approx. 5.9 miles away); Waresville Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Old Waresville (approx. 6.2 miles away); William Ware
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By William F Haenn, April 15, 2013
2. Captain John Coffee Hays Marker
The metal star on the marker had once been removed.
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(approx. 6.3 miles away); Old Rock Store (approx. 7.2 miles away); Jones Cemetery (approx. 8.3 miles away); Benjamin F. Highsmith (approx. 8.4 miles away); Site of Old Taylor School (approx. 10 miles away).
 
Captain John Coffee Hays Marker Site image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, April 15, 2013
3. Captain John Coffee Hays Marker Site
Captain John Coffee Hays image. Click for full size.
circa 1850
4. Captain John Coffee Hays
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2013, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.   2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2013, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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