Uvalde County

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Uvalde County is named for Juan de Ugalde, who was the Spanish Governor of Coahuila and a Spanish General who won a battle against 300 Apaches in the Sabinal River Canyon on January 9, 1790.

 

Created:  February  8,  1850

County Seat: 

Uvalde  1856 – present

 

County Courthouse – Uvalde 

 

Location:  100 North Getty Street / Main Street

Built:  1927 – 1928

Style:  Texas Renaissance and Classical Revival

Architect:  Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio

Contractor:  M H Ryland of Uvalde

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story buff colored brick and limestone structure.  The building is located on landscaped grounds and has a large portico supported by three wide arches on the first story and four columns on the second and third stories. Above is a pediment with clock at the top. The first story has white colored stone.

 

See:  The architect Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio, Texas

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1877. The second and previous courthouse was designed by Benjamin Franklin Trestler and constructed by John Cormack in 1890.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Real County and Bandera County

E – Medina County

S – Zavala County 

W – Kinney County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2017