Details for Joe A. Kelley Home (Atlas Number 5463002759)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5463002759


Marker Number 2759
Atlas Number 5463002759
Marker Title Joe A. Kelley Home
Index Entry Kelley, Joe A.
Address FM 187
City Utopia
County Uvalde
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 449592
UTM Northing 3268096
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Utopia, take FM 187 S about 7 mile.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text One of Utopia Community's few pioneer homes still standing. Built in 1865 by Joe A. Kelley, member of pioneer family that came to Old Waresville in 1852. Kelley bought several thousand acres of land from Lusgarda Grandee; established ranch and constructed two-room house with two back shed rooms. Walls preserved with shiplap exterior, beaded ceilings inside. Old Sabinal-Comanche trail crosses ranch property. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1966.