Details for Old Waresville

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5463003831


Marker Number 3831
Atlas Number 5463003831
Marker Title Old Waresville
Index Entry Waresville
Address FM 187, S of Utopia
City Utopia
County Uvalde
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 449560
UTM Northing 3274707
Subject Codes Greek Revival (Architectural style); Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas; settlements
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location (Marker on Highway 187, 1-2 miles south of Utopia). From Utopia, take Highway 187 South about 1.5 mile to marker.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text First nonmilitary colony in Uvalde County, founded 1852 by Capt. William Ware, veteran of Battle of San Jacinto. Ware built first log cabin home (still standing). Other early settlers included Gideon Thompson, whose wife was first Anglo-American woman in Sabinal Canyon. Colony lost settlers in Indian Raids, 1856-1866. Although the post office moved to Utopia in 1883, still here is the cemetery where Capt. Ware was buried in 1853; first store and post office built by Charles Durbon, 1856; homes of Joel Fenley, John Ware, built of native stone, 1870's. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1966.

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