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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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Website Updates:
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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