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    HEARD, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Uvalde County, Texas Hill Country
    FM 1051 and the Dry Frio River
    2 Miles N of Reagan Wells
    36 Miles N of Uvalde
    12 Miles NW of Concan

    Population: Unknown

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    Heard TX - Heard Schoolhouse

    Heard Schoolhouse
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2010

    History in a Pecan Shell

    Early settler Augustin “Gus” Heard, is believed to be the community’s namesake. A post office for area residents was opened on Heard’s ranch in 1876 with Heard’s son (W.D.) as postmaster. In the early 1890s, the population was estimated at 85 residents. Several members of the Heard family moved to Sabinal, leaving the ranch in the care of T.D. Heard. In 1897 a post office called Bowles opened on the Heard ranch with Mrs. Heard as postmistress.

    The one-teacher community school had 36 pupils in 1900 and the building also served as a meeting place of the Dry Frio Baptist Church. Raising funds for a separate church building took 45 years. In the early 1960s their efforts came to fruition with the construction of the building that stands today between the communities of Heard and Reagan Wells.

    After WWII Heard was left with just a cemetery and the Reagan Wells school which has since been converted into a community center.

    Photographer's Note:
    Heard, Texas
    Last of the 3 communities (Aldine, Reagan Wells and Heard) of FM-1051.

    Just past Reagan Wells, Heard has a well maintained Cemetery & the old School is pretty well kept up. Not many residences visible with only a mail box here & there along the road. There is a historical marker in nearby Reagan Wells that has related history. -
    William Beauchamp, June 2010
    Heard TX - Heard School
    Heard School
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2010
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    Heard TX Cummins-Heard Cemetery
    Cummins-Heard Cemetery
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2010
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    Reagan Wells TX - Dry Frio Canyon Historical Marker

    Dry Frio Canyon Historical Marker
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2010

    Historical Marker Text

    Dry Frio Canyon

    Area's first settlers--families of Louis Bohme, Charles Jones, Gus Heard and Lawrence Pike Heard-- arrived in 1875 in search of new frontiers and range lands.

    The first post office was called Heard, as was the first school, which opened in 1880.

    While digging a well in 1885, T. H. Hammer discovered area's mineral water which became famous for medicinal qualities. He later sold his property to a promoter named Reagan who built a bath house and hotel to sell mineral water.

    Baptist Church, founded 1906, was first local house of worship.
    1907 Uvalde County popstal map showing Bowles.
    (N of Uvalde. Above "A" in "U-V-A-L-D-E")
    Photo courtesy Texas General Land Office

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