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History Uvalde was founded by Reading Wood Black in 1853 as the town of Encina. In 1856, when the county was organized, the town was renamed Uvalde after Spanish governor Juan de Ugalde (Cádiz, Andalusia, 1729–1816) and was chosen as county seat. It is the southern limit of the Texas Hill Country or the most northerly part of South Texas.[citation needed] Historically, Uvalde is known for its production of “huajillo” (also spelled “guajillo”) honey, a mild, light-colored honey, dating back to the 1870s.[7] Uvalde, along with San Antonio, Carrizo Springs, Crystal City, and Corpus Christi, was a major stop on the defunct San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad, which operated from 1909 until it was merged into the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1956. From 1909 to 1912, the SAU&G was known as the Crystal City and Uvalde Railroad. The San Antonio-to-Corpus Christi freight route is now within the Union Pacific system.[8] On May 24, 2022, 19 children and 2 adults were killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.[9] Uvalde, Texas – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.orgUvalde (/juːˈvældi/ yoo-VAL-dee) is a city in and the county seat of Uvalde County, Texas, United States.[5] The population was 15,751 at the 2010 census.[6]


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Uvalde was founded by Reading Wood Black in 1853 as the town of Encina. In 1856, when the county was organized, the town was renamed Uvalde after Spanish governor Juan de Ugalde (Cádiz, Andalusia, 1729–1816) and was chosen as county seat. It is the southern limit of the Texas Hill Country or the most northerly part of South Texas.[citation needed] Historically, Uvalde is known for its production of “huajillo” (also spelled “guajillo”) honey, a mild, light-colored honey, dating back to the 1870s.[7]

Uvalde, along with San Antonio, Carrizo Springs, Crystal City, and Corpus Christi, was a major stop on the defunct San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad, which operated from 1909 until it was merged into the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1956. From 1909 to 1912, the SAU&G was known as the Crystal City and Uvalde Railroad. The San Antonio-to-Corpus Christi freight route is now within the Union Pacific system.[8]

On May 24, 2022, 19 children and 2 adults were killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.[9]

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Uvalde (/juːˈvældi/ yoo-VAL-dee) is a city in and the county seat of Uvalde County, Texas, United States.[5] The population was 15,751 at the 2010 census.[6]