Details for Reading Wood Black (Atlas Number 5463004209)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5463004209


Marker Number 4209
Atlas Number 5463004209
Marker Title Reading Wood Black
Index Entry Black, Reading Wood
Address US 90
City Uvalde
County Uvalde
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 421148
UTM Northing 3230221
Subject Codes county official; trading posts, customs stations; state official; pioneers
Marker Year 1983
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location Hillcrest Cemetery, two graveyard blocks east of John Nance Garner grave.
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size grave marker
Marker Text (Sept. 23, 1830 - Oct. 3, 1867) 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 judge, county commissioner, and state representative. As a result of his opposition to secession, he was led to live in Mexico during the Civil War. Black was killed in Uvalde at the age of 37. Recorded - 1983.