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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Uvalde, Texas
Location of Uvalde, Texas
► Uvalde County (46) ► Bandera County (33) ► Edwards County (18) ► Frio County (10) ► Kinney County (39) ► Maverick County (7) ► Medina County (49) ► Real County (13) ► Zavala County (8)
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|In appreciation of
1830 - Reading Wood Black - 1867
Who came to Texas from New Jersey
in 1852 and founded Uvalde in
May 1855 — — Map (db m82448) HM|
Maryland native William Benson (b. 1837) came to Texas after graduating from college as a civil engineer. After settling in Brazoria County he became a teacher. During the Civil War he commanded a cavalry regiment as one of the youngest captains . . . — — Map (db m111498) HM|
| Here on May 29, 1861, two of southwest Texas' most feared Indian fighters were ambushed by a band of 20 hostile Indians.
Henry Robinson - tall and red-bearded - was so well known to the tribes that they had painted his picture on a rock near . . . — — Map (db m161489) HM|
|Places of shelter for drivers, teams and wagons. Here travelers could cook bacon, eggs, beans, coffee; talk with friends and strangers. For people from the country, a wagon yard was both a hotel and a social center. Usually it was an open area . . . — — Map (db m64461) HM|
The Western Texas Presbytery assigned the Rev. James R. Bridges to the Uvalde field in 1881.
Serving Bandera, Brackettville, Del Rio, Montell and the Nueces and Frio Canyon areas, Bridges found Uvalde and especially its surrounding areas wild . . . — — Map (db m111330) HM|
| A major road west from San Antonio forked in the area of these forts. One road went toward El Paso, the other to the Rio Grande at Eagle Pass. Travelers heading west put on their guns in this region, the start of hostile Indian country, troops . . . — — Map (db m52683) HM|
|Established in July 1941, Garner Army Air Field was named in honor of former vice president John Nance Garner, a Texas native. Hangar Six, a private flying school owned by John Lapham of San Antonio, provided flight training conducted by civilians . . . — — Map (db m82447) HM|
|Staged outstanding musicals, dramas. Built 1891 by local men for professional troupes. Also scene of home talent plays, some directed by Ben K. Franklin, a former actor who settled here. Programs created social stir, with lavish dress and parties. . . . — — Map (db m64462) HM|
|Stock-raiser and captain of a company of volunteer Indian fighters. Killed near here by 30 Comanches. Inquest for him was first in area for Indian victim. Settlers and soldiers from Fort Inge trailed the band 200 miles. After battle, found . . . — — Map (db m117850) HM|
|Vice President of U.S. 1933-1941. Began career as Uvalde County Judge 1893-1896. Served in Texas Legislature 1898-1902; in U.S. Congress 1904-1932, where he was, in last term, Speaker of House of Representatives. Also an able trial lawyer, rancher, . . . — — Map (db m83050) HM|
|Memorial to Ettie R. Garner, secretary to her husband in his long career as a statesman.
John Nance Garner, born Nov. 22, 1868, was in Texas Legislature, 1898-1902; U.S. Congress, 1902-1932 (Speaker of the House in last term); Vice-President of . . . — — Map (db m161284) HM|
|has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
Unites States of America — — Map (db m118238) HM|
Honoring 97th birthday, November 22, 1965 of
Judge John Nance Garner
Cherished by fellow citizens of Uvalde County for his acts of leadership, philanthropy and dedication to area progress.
Able trial lawyer; rancher and banker. . . . — — Map (db m82523) HM|
|This four-story hotel building was constructed in 1927 by the family of William Davis "Billy" Kincaid (b. 1854) in memory of his life as a prominent Uvalde cattleman, businessman, and civic leader. The Kincaid Hotel became a popular place for . . . — — Map (db m64463) HM|
|Celebrated outlaw who became a peace officer. Once undisputed ruler of a 5,000-square-mile area of Southwest Texas, centered in Eagle Pass and known as King Fisher's Territory.
Son of Jobe and Lucinda Fisher, at age 17 Fisher settled on . . . — — Map (db m82288) HM|
| Born in Asherton. Served as a patrolman with Uvalde Police Department, 1958-1961. Was killed in line of duty. In his memory, a plaque was given to city by pupils of Uvalde schools. Franklin and wife Jeanne had 2 children, Patricia and William. . . . — — Map (db m161503) HM|
Four years after Uvalde became a railroad shipping point, the people of the city built their first school building. Completed in 1885, the facility served all grade levels.
The picketed structure was constructed of cedar logs and erected on . . . — — Map (db m111329) HM|
| Pioneer law officer Patrick F. Garrett, renowned for killing outlaw Billy the Kid in 1881, lived in a house at this site during his residence in Uvalde.
He had come from Alabama to Texas in 1869; here he worked as a farmer, cowboy, and . . . — — Map (db m161493) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m64490) HM|
|A native of New Jersey, Reading Wood Black founded the town of Encino (later renamed Uvalde) in 1855. The following year he was instrumental in the formation of Uvalde County. An active civic leader and supporter of education, Black served as County . . . — — Map (db m161495) HM|
|This building, constructed in 1909-10, has long been a part of Uvalde's commercial development. The first floor originally was used for ice storage and a meat market, while the upper story served as a dance hall, private club, and Grand Jury room. . . . — — Map (db m161490) HM|
Built in 1927 as the home of Lee Schwartz, local merchant and city alderman, and his wife Agnes (Racer), this house was designed by San Antonio architect Will A. Noonan. Constructed on land formerly owned by Mrs. Schwartz's mother, the house was . . . — — Map (db m111331) HM|
|Established by Captain Sidney Burbank, First U.S. Infantry, on March 13, 1849. Named in honor of Lieutenant Zebulon M.P. Inge, who fell at Resaca de la Palma May 9, 1846. Protected the Southern Overland Stage mail route from Indian raids. Federal . . . — — Map (db m61252) HM|
|This newspaper succeeded earlier ones: the Uvalde "Hesperian" (founded 1879), "West Texan" (1884), the Uvalde "News" (1886), and the "Leader" of 1898.
Harry P. Hornby (1876-1948), an Englishman, arrived in January 1898 and in three weeks . . . — — Map (db m161283) HM|
|Constructed and commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1944, the "USS Uvalde" was a C-2 type cargo ship named to honor former United States Vice-President John Nance Garner and the county of his residence. The "Uvalde" was built by the Moore Drydock . . . — — Map (db m161282) HM|
|Created 1850. Named for canyon which in turn had been named for the Spanish Army Captain Juan de Ugalde, who fought and routed Indians here in 1790. Over the years, "Ugalde" became "Uvalde". Many cattle, sheep, goats are raised; and Uvalde honey is . . . — — Map (db m64565) HM|
|Completed in 1928, this structure replaced Uvalde County's 1890 Courthouse. The Commissioner's Court hired architect Henry T. Phelps, who had designed several other Texas courthouses, and prominent local builder M. H. Ryland to manage the . . . — — Map (db m64564) HM|
|The Rev. Thomas Myers organized this congregation in 1856, soon after the town of Uvalde was founded. At that time, this was the Western limit of the Methodist Ministry in Texas. Early members of the Uvalde congregation included the Dillard, . . . — — Map (db m161492) HM|