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"no slogan"Population (2000): 20COL Index (2008):
Elevation: 1,283 ftArea: undefined smCounty: Uvalde
Zip Code:Area Code: 830-597Time Zone: CST
Location: In NW part of county,
in the Nueces River canyon just N of the river's confluence with Montell Creek
30 mi NW of Uvalde
Highways: TX-55Creeks: Montell Creek
CITY: Not incorporated
CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
- NUECES CANYON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
830-597-6241; 112 E 4th St; Camp Wood, TX 78833. POB 385
Web: www.nuecescanyonchamber.com; Email: email@example.com
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, hunting, vacation homes
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: There is no "downtown" or collection of businesses. The entities listed below are located along TX-55, near the CR-415 intersection.
- Mission Nuestra Senora De La Candelaria Del Canon: Founded by the Spanish in 1749. Four historical markers are located on the E side of TX-55 near the CR-415 intersection See history below.
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
- 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 (Camp Wood); Hill Country-wide Weather
MEDIA COVERAGE: See full details in Directory below. MAPS: Local Google; Hill Country Special Maps
HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: "The site was that of the Spanish Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria del Canon Mission. The community was named for Charles S. DeMontel, who was sent by the Texas government to survey public lands of the upper Nueces and established his camp there. John R. Baylor, Indian fighter and self-proclaimed Confederate governor of Arizona Territory during the Civil War, moved into the area in 1878 and is buried in the local cemetery. Several English and Irish families moved to the vicinity in the late 1870s and early 1880s. A post office opened there in 1879, and two churches, one Episcopal and the other Methodist, were established around 1890. The Episcopal Church of the Ascension is known for its stained glass window, donated by the estate of John Jacob Astor. The post office was closed after 1930, but both of the churches were still active in 1985, when Montell also had a general store and a community building. In 1926 the population was estimated at seventy-five, but by 1964 it was reported as ten, where it was still reported in 1990. In 2000 the population was twenty. Land in the area is used mainly for ranching and hunting, and many small holdings along the river and the creeks are used for vacation homes."
PRIOR CITY NAMES: None
HISTORICAL MARKERS: See Mission markers above.
- Montell: See cemetery Photos
OTHER PROFILES: City Data (not available); ePodunk (not available); Texas Escapes; Travel Texas (not available); Wikipedia (not available)
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY
EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION:
27851 TX-55, Montell, TX
MONTELL EPISCOPAL CHURCH:
27851 TX-55, Montell, TX
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
27851 TX-55, Montell, TX 78873. www.umc.org
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT: Unincorporated
LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Uvalde County Government Offices
STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: For offices that represent the Hill Country,
see: Texas & Federal Government Offices
CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies
DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:
See full list of leases for this town at: Hunting & Fishing
LUCE GALS UNIQUES: 830-591-6859; 30840 TX-55, Montell, TX. Retail store
MONTELL COUNTRY CLUB: 830-279-4199; 27851 TX-55, Montell, TX. Facebook. A social club located in a 2 room schoolhouse built in 1923-24. The club presently operates and maintains the building for meetings, weddings, funerals, voting and a benefit for local EMS and fire department as well as to fellowship. Mission is to come together in fellowship and like-minded ways, to network for the good of it's members and to help the community with a specific club goal to maintain the building through the annual fundraiser.
VICTOR'S RV PARK: 830-597-3127, TX-55, Montell, TX
MEDINA ELECTRIC CO-OP: 866-632-3532; 2308 18th St, Hondo, TX 78861-0370. www.medinaec.org. Serves the far southwestern corner of the Hill Country, including Montell, Reagan Wells, and Concan. Service Coverage Map.
Local office: Uvalde: District 4 Office: 866-632-3532; 2604 US 90 E, Uvalde, TX 78802-1810
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
Come Relax & Enjoy!