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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
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 traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located south of the swimming pool in Ruddick Park. Marker is in this post office area: Colorado City TX 79512, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ruddick Park (within shouting Buffalo Trails (approx. 0.8 miles away); Seven Wells (approx. 4.4 miles away); Campsite of the Marcy Expedition (approx. 15½ miles away); Ira (approx. 15.7 miles away); J. J. Moore No. 1 Oil Well (approx. 15.7 miles away).
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 3 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.