(1/4 mile west)
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
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1966.
Photo courtesy Barclay
Gibson, February 2011
Texas Centennial Marker
Who commanded the
Second Company of the Second Regiment of San
Jacinto.. Born in Kentucky, January 15, 1800. Died March 9, 1853.
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