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

Reading Wood Black

(1830-1867)

 
 
Reading Wood Black Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, April 15, 2013
1. Reading Wood Black Marker
Inscription. On this site stood home and trading post of Reading Wood Black. Native of New Jersey, he settled in Texas, 1853, near Leona River where he was successful in many business ventures. Founded town of Uvalde; gave land for public school. Elected County Commissioner, 1856; State Representative, 1866.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4208.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the San Antonio-El Paso Road marker series.
 
Location. 29° 12.586′ N, 99° 47.114′ W. Marker is in Uvalde, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 90) and South East Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 E Main St, Uvalde TX 78801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Uvalde County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Inge, Camp Dix, C.S.A. (about 300 feet away); Uvalde County (about 300 feet away); Early Texas Wagon Yards (about 400 feet away); Kincaid Hotel
Reading Wood Black Marker Site image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, April 15, 2013
2. Reading Wood Black Marker Site
(about 400 feet away); Grand Opera House (about 500 feet away); Judge John Nance Garner (approx. half a mile away); 1830 - Reading Wood Black - 1867 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Uvalde.
 
More about this marker. This marker is only inches from a very busy street. Do not attempt to stop and read the marker. You must park and walk to the marker. However there are numerous other markers within easy walking distance here in the center of Uvalde.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2013, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 73 times this year. Last updated on April 17, 2013, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. Photos:   1, 2. 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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