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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, FM-2631
Creeks: Nueces, BullheadRivers: NuecesLakes:

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION Vance, Looking South on Hwy 335

CITY: Unincorporated

CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: NEIGHBORING TOWNS: 7 mi NW of Barksdale; 11 mi NW of Camp Wood, 35 mi SE of Rocksprings

PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching North end of Vance, looking north at the Y.

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
PARKS: There are many state parks in the greater area as profiled on the Parks page. These nearby parks include:
  • 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
EVENT CALENDARS: Festivals & Major Events; Local Activities & Fun Things To Do; Farmer & Flea Market Days; Specialty & Seasonal Market Days; Art & Galleries; Quilting & Fiber Arts; Car Shows; Motorcycling Events; Beer & Brewing; Wine; Pet Events Vance Cemetery Marker

WEATHER: Local Weather (Rocksprings); Hill Country-wide Weather

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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. Vance Baptist Cemetery from Hwy 335

PRIOR CITY NAMES: Bullhead; Later, in 1886, renamed for Xavier Wanz (Vance)

HISTORICAL MARKERS: See cemetery marker above.

CEMETERIES:
  • Vance (2), see above.
Vance Baptist Cemetery Entrance. AVAILABLE SERVICES: Gas: no; Convenience Stores: no; Restaurants: no; Lodging: no; Grocery Stores: no; Banks: no; Vehicle Repair: no; Hospital: no; Med Clinic: no; Post Office: no; Public Schools: no; Cemetery: 2

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Vance Baptist Church

VANCE BAPTIST CHURCH:
RR-335, Vance, TX 78828








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