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Uvalde County

Uvalde County was formed by legislative act from Bexar County on February 8, 1850, but failed to secure a permanent county status because of an insufficient number of settlers.  A much smaller Uvalde County was established by legislative enactment on February 2, 1856; four months later, on June 14, Encina was made county seat and renamed Uvalde. Slow but steady progress marked the pre-Civil War years. The second floor of the courthouse was made into a school, and six school districts were organized for the county in 1858. The San Antonio-El Paso Mail route was extended along the county's main road with a stop at Fort Inge in 1857.The estimated population increased from seventy-five in 1853 to 442 by 1858. By 1860 Uvalde County had a population of 506; at this time most county residents were engaged in the raising of livestock.
[Ruben E. Ochoa, "UVALDE COUNTY," Handbook of Texas Online; Published by the Texas State Historical Association.]

The county was named in honor of a Mexican colonel Spaniard Juan de Ugalde, who gained a victory over the Native Americans in the Uvalde canyon.
John Nance Garner, IV nicknamed "Cactus Jack" (November 22, 1868 - November 7, 1967) was the 44th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (1931-33) and the 32nd Vice President of the United States (1933-41). Garner State Park, located 30 miles  north of Uvalde, Texas, was named in his honor.


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    Knippa * Sabinal  * Utopia  * Uvalde  * Uvalde Estates
 


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Website Updates:
Nov 2014: Mil: Vietnam War Casualties
Aug 2014: Mil: Korean War Casualties; 1914 County History;
Mil: Oct 1918 Army Casualties - Submitted by Rose Stout
July 2014: Obit: CUNNINGHAM - Transcribed by Debby Cavalcante
May 2014: Bio: HOUSE, CRISP, DAVENPORT, DURHAM, FENLEY, FISHER, HEARD, HUGHES, KENNEDY, PATTERSON, WITT, ZACHRY, Obit: GIBBS, MORNER, JOURNEY, NORSWORTH, FULLER, TREVINA, WEYMILLER, STONUM, FLYNN, O'NEIL, STEVENS, Marriage News: KELLY, GUYON, BOWLES, JONES, HOGUE, LASTER, SPARKS, BROWN, JONES; Crime News: GRINER, CROSSLEY, SMITH, SCHROEDER, CARNLY, HANNIHAN, 1891 Train robbery,
Jan 2014: World War 2 Honor List; 1890 Veterans Schedule; Bio: GARNER - Transcribed by Gene Phillips; 1883 Pensioners - Transcribed by Mary Saggio

 

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