R.C. (Dick) Ware

R.C. (Dick) Ware (HM294N)

Location: Colorado City, TX 79512 Mitchell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 23.589', W 100° 50.44'

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Born in Georgia, migrated to Texas in the 1870's and joined the Texas Rangers in 1878.

Was noted for his part in gun battle with outlaw Sam Bass at Round Rock, where Bass had planned to rob the bank. It was Ware's bullet that gave Bass the wound from which he died.

Was elected first sheriff of Mitchell County in 1881, retired 1892, was appointed U.S. Marshall for Western District of Texas, 1983. Served four years.
HM NumberHM294N
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 326872 N 3585504
Decimal Degrees32.39315000, -100.84066667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 23.589', W 100° 50.44'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 23' 35.34" N, 100° 50' 26.4" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Terrell St, Colorado City TX 79512, US
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