UVALDE

Population 15,086

Altitude 913


General

The town was first settled in 1853, and in 1855-56 was known as Encina. Once the domain of notorious frontier sheriff and outlaw, J. King Fisher. A historical marker on Fisher and the graves of early settlers killed by Indians in Pioneer Cemetery, is located at 500 N. Park Street. Today, a retail center for extensive cattle, sheep and goat ranching, also truck farming and honey production. Industries include vegetable packing and processing and garment making. The city is at the intersection of the nation's two longest highways, U.S. 90 and U.S. 83. Home of Southwest Texas Junior College.

GARNER MEMORIAL MUSEUM

GARNER STATE PARK

OPERA HOUSE

SCENIC DRIVE


Attractions

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