- Uvalde County was founded in 1856 by Reading Wood Black and is named after Juan de Ugalde, the former Spanish governor of Coahuila, which was wrongly known by American settlers as Juan de Uvalde.
- “Uvalde” is pronounced as yoo-VAL-dee.
- “County of 1,000 Springs” is the county’s slogan.
- The county covers an area of 1,559 sq. mi. (4,040 km2).
- The City of Uvalde serves as the county seat, and it is also the county’s largest city.
- This city is home to the Briscoe-Garner Museum.
- The largest tree in Texas is located in the River Region, measuring close to 100 ft. tall and 438″ circumference.
- The Texas Hill Country River Region has the second largest bat population in the world that is open to the public.
- Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas.
- Bandera County (Northeast)
- Edwards County (Northwest)
- Frio County (Southeast)
- Kinney County (West)
- Maverick County (Southwest)
- Medina County (East)
- Real County (North)
- Zavala County (South)
- Cold Springs
- The Ditch
- Aviation Museum Of Texas
- Briscoe-Garner Museum
- Fort Inge
- Janey Slaughter-Briscoe Grand Opera House
- Rexall Soda Fountain
- Sabinal Canyon Museum
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