The cemetery was established before 1732 by islanders who formed the first organized civil settlement in Texas at San Fernando de Bexar, now San Antonio. Several Texas families trace their lineage from those colonists. Off U.S. 181 about two blocks north at Texas 97 and F.M. 536 ( Plum and 10th s...
This 108-acre park draws bikers from all over the world for competition in events such as the Western 4-Stroke Nationals. It includes a main track that's 1.7 miles long and 30 feet wide, and it features peewee and junior tracks for beginners. Open noon–5:30 p.m. Thu. and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat.–Sun. C...
This historic mansion depicts the history of a ranch that played a significant role in the development of ranching in Wilson County. It includes period furnishings. Open first weekend in May, first weekend in Dec. and third weekends in June and Dec. 830/393-3385.
In 1731, Mission San Franscisco de la Espada, originally in East Texas, was re-established on the San Antonio River. Espada's grazing lands became known as Rancho de las Cabras ("the Goat Ranch"). It is administered as part of San Antonio Missions National Historical Parks. Tours the first Sat. o...
The historic downtown is situated around this stately courthouse, designed by famed architect Alfred Giles and built in 1884. Open Mon.–Fri. 830/393-7303.
Built in 1887, the jail housed prisoners, the sheriff and his family until the mid-1970s. Open first and third Sat. and first Mon. of each month. On courthouse square. 830/216-2225.
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