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OLD WARESVILLE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Uvalde County, Texas Hill Country

About a mile S of Utopia on FM 187
NW of Uvalde
Near Bandera County line

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TX - Waresville Cemetery
Waresville Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2011
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Old Waresville

(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 stone, 1870's.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1966.
TX - Old Waresville Historical Marker
Old Waresville Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2011
TX - Waresville Graves
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2011
1936 Texas Centennial Marker

Captain William Ware

Who commanded the Second Company of the Second Regiment of San Jacinto.. Born in Kentucky, January 15, 1800. Died March 9, 1853.
Captain William Ware 1936 Texas Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2011
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Waresville TX Uvalde Co 1885 Postmark
Waresville TX Uvalde Co 1885 Postmark
Cover cancelled with Waresville 1885 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Waresville, Texas
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