Colorado City in Mitchell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Comanche Village Massacre
on a bank of the Colorado
October 21, 1840
a Comanche Indian village
was completely destroyed and much
stolen property recovered
including 500 horses
128 Indians were killed
34 were captured
The expedition commanded by
Colonel John Henry Moore
consisted of 90 citizen volunteers
mostly residents of Fayette County
Seventeen friendly Lipan Indians
under Chiefs Castro and Flaco
served as guides
No Texans were killed
and but two wounded
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 995.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1848.
Location. 32° 23.669′ N, 100° 51.09′ W. Marker is in Colorado City, Texas, in Mitchell County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Houston Street and East 7th Street, on the right when Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colorado City TX 79512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ruddick Park (within shouting distance of this marker); R.C. (Dick) Ware (approx. 0.6 miles away); E.M. Hardigree Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); John C. Prude Home (approx. ¾ mile away); All Saints' Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Old D.N. Arnett Home (approx. ¾ mile away); The First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Buffalo Trails (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colorado City.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,149 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 29, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.