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DOLORES, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Kinney County, Texas Hill Country

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Photographer's Note:
"This historical marker is located on US 90 about 7 miles west of Brackettville in a rest stop. The actual Dolores townsite was located about 8 miles south of the highway." - Barclay Gibson

TX - Dolores Townsite historical marker
Dolores Townsite historical marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
Historical Marker:

Dolores Townsite

(About 8 miles south)
Only settlement founded in John Charles Beales' ill-fated Rio Grande colony of 1834-1836.

Beales (1804-1878) -- empresario of 70,000,000 acres in present Southern and Western Texas and New Mexico -- was Texas' largest known land king. In 1833 he and a partner brought 59 settlers here to colonize a town to be named for Beales' Mexican wife.

Indian raids and drouth soon took their toll, but the death blow came in 1836. As the group fled the Mexican Army during the Texas Revolution, Comanches killed all but 7 of one party. This ended the town's existence.
(1970)

Dolores, Texas
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