Cofran's Texas . . .
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"no slogan"Population (2000): 20Businesses (2000):
Elevation: 1,617 ftArea: smCounty: Real
Zip Code: 78828Area Code: 830Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: Lat 29.816°, Long -100.014°
Location: In far W part of county; 33 mi NW of Leakey
Highways: RR 335, 2631
Creeks: Nueces, BullheadRivers: NuecesLakes:
CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
- NUECES CANYON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
830-597-6241; 112 E 4th Street; Camp Wood, TX 78833. POB 385
Web: www.nuecescanyonchamber.com; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
No regular office hours for Chamber. A non-profit, all volunteer organization.
Serves: Barksdale, Camp Wood, Montell, Vance, together known as the "Nueces Canyon"
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: None NEARBY & HILL COUNTRY-WIDE ATTRACTIONS: See Attractions.
Some of the very nearby attractions include:
- Barksdale: Twisted Sisters Scenic Drives & Motorcycle Routes
- Camp Wood; Tinker The Fossilized T Rex; Twisted Sisters Scenic Drives & Motorcycle Routes
- Leakey: Wildlife Art Museum; Real County Historical Museum; Frio River Fun; Twisted Sisters Scenic Drives & Motorcycle Routes
- Montell: Historic Mission
- Rocksprings: Devil's Sinkhole & Bat Cave; Twisted Sisters Scenic Drives & Motorcycle Routes
- Concan: Garner State Park
- Kickapoo: Kickapoo Cavern State Park, Kickapoo, 28 mi W of Camp Wood, and just outside the Hill Country
- Vanderpool: Lost Maples State Natural Area
- Local city parks include: None
For full details on nearby events see Festivals & Major Events, Trade Days & Farmers Markets, Live Entertainment, and calendars on our other focus topic pages accessible from the menu above.
WEATHER: Local Weather (Rocksprings); Hill Country-wide Weather
MEDIA COVERAGE: See full details in Directory below.
- On-Line News: Google News
- Newspapers, Radio/TV, Articles & Videos:
HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: "In 1874 Henry Wells moved to the area and was soon followed by others. The community was originally called Bullhead, deriving its name from Bullhead Mountain just to the north. A Baptist church was founded in 1875, and the Bullhead Post Office was established on July 1, 1878. In 1883 the townsite was formally laid out, and in that same year Edwards County was also established. Bullhead served as county seat from September of that year until sometime in 1884, when voters moved the county government to Leakey. In 1886 the town was renamed after Xavier Wanz (sometimes written Vance), who joined Castro's Colony in 1845 and who pursued Indian raiders into the area and recovered a stolen herd of horses in the 1860s. In the 1880s Vance had two stores, a Baptist church, a school, a saloon, and, temporarily, the Edwards county courthouse, but its decline began not long after. Twentieth-century population estimates were below fifty. The post office was finally closed on January 31, 1955, and by 1985 only the Baptist church and cemetery and a few scattered homes remained at the site."
BANK LOOT: For story of possible loot buried in Vance from bank heist, see below Texas Escapes article below.
PRIOR CITY NAMES: Bullhead; Later, in 1886, renamed for Xavier Wanz (Vance)
HISTORICAL MARKERS: See cemetery marker above.
- Vance (2), see above.
OTHER PROFILES: Texas Escapes; Travel Texas (not available); Wikipedia (not available); ePodunk (not available); City Data (not available)
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY
VANCE BAPTIST CHURCH:
Hwy 335, Vance, TX 78828
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT: Unincorporated
LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Real County Government Offices
STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: For offices that represent the Hill Country,
see: Texas & Federal Government Offices
CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies
TRAIL HANDS PROCESSING: 830-234-3630; 1866 Brushy Creek Rd, Vance, TX. www.trailhandsprocessing.com
DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:
See full list of leases for this town at: Hunting & Fishing
HILL COUNTRY-WIDE UTILITY PROVIDERS:
For Hill Country area utility service providers (electric, gas, water, sewer, trash),
telecom providers (land lines, cellular service, TV, internet), and related services (package delivery, newspaper, etc.), click: Utilities & Telecom
SANDY ROAD GUEST HAUS:
Upscale Western-style Guest House Lodging
in a Beautiful Ranch Setting in the Gorgeous Texas Hill Country
Reservations & Information: 281-300-7177
9242 RR 1320 (Sandy Road), Johnson City, TX 78636
Web: www.SandyRoadGuestHaus.com Email: info@SandyRoadGuestHaus.com
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