Uvalde is the county seat of Uvalde County, Texas, United States of America. Uvalde was settled in 1853 by Reading Wood Black and it was initially named Encina. In 1856, the county was organized and the city was chose as a county seat and renamed Uvalde in honor of Spanish governor Juan de Ugalde. In our time, the city of Uvalde has an area of 6.7 square miles and approximately 15,000 residents. Notable locals include politician John Nance "Cactus Jack" Garner, actors Matthew McConaughey and Dale Evans, activist Katherine Gabrielle and Los Palominos, a Tejano band.
Top Attractions within Uvalde
Garner Museum is the former home of "Cactus Jack". He was the Speaker of the House and later was named Vice-President of the States. He spent a part of his life in this Uvalde house. In present, this works as a museum and depicts the story of his life through wonderful collections of memorabilia and vintage photographs of John Nance Garner and his family.
Janey Slaughter Briscoe Opera House is a historical building of Uvalde. This Uvalde attraction used to be the center of the cultural activity of the state of Texas. In present, the opera house is restored and refurbished and offers great performances for locals or for tourists of Uvalde who want to enjoy such a wonderful activity.
Vasquez is a restaurant you can easily find downtown Uvalde, on Main Street. It offers great Mexican food and the serving is fast. The dishes are hot, spicy and fresh and the owner is very welcoming with all the guests.
Taqueria Agave Jalisco Numero Dos is a restaurant specialized in tacos. If you love this dish of the Mexican cuisine, you can make sure that this is the best establishment in all Uvalde where you can enjoy them. The food is rapidly served and the prices are moderate. If you love the tacos, also try the wonderful tequila.