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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

Bexar County Seat, South Texas

I-10, I-35 and I-37
US 90, Hwys 283, 181, 16
79 miles S of Austin
271 miles S of Dallas/Fort Worth
197 miles W of Houston
Population: 1,371,208 (2010)

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Our Favorite San Antonio Attractions

"As a casual tourist you'll be dazzled by this romantic atmosphere - and the history, and the music, the food, my God. It's an easy city to love." - Walt Lockley
Alamo, San Antonio, Texas
The Alamo
Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/%7Etxpstcrd/
San Antonio TX - The restored 1897 Bexar County courthouse
Bexar County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson,, June 2015
Popular Attractions:

  • The Alamo
  • The Alamo Cenotaph - The Spirit of Sacrifice
  • Alamo Museum
  • Alamo Defenders - Mass Grave
  • Alamo History
  • Ben Milam Cypress
  • Bexar County Courthouse
  • Comanche Lookout Park
  • Fort Sam Houston - The Quadrangle
  • Hertzburg Circus Museum
  • International and Great Northern (or I&GN) Depot
  • The King William District
  • San Antonio Missions by Byron Browne
  • San Antonio Missions by Sam Fenstermacher
  • Statue of Lady Justice Unveiled
  • Sunken Garden Amphitheatre
  • Texas Pioneers, Trail Drivers, Rangers Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas
  • River Walk - Book Hotel
  • Casa Navarro State Historic Site - Downtown San Antonio, Texas
    Across from the Police Dept. Headquarters. Two blocks from Market Square.
    228 S. Laredo Street San Antonio TX 78207
    210/226-4801


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  • Forgotten San Antonio:

    "The reverent, the irreverent and the irrelevant"
  • First Portland Cement Plant
  • Mr. Guevara’s Neighborhood
  • Five Buildings of San Antonio
    The Star, the Pig, the Dealership, the Icehouse and the Chinese Grocery
  • Dr. Aureliano Urrutia's Gates by Walt Lockley
  • San Antonio's Roatzsch-Griesenbeck House
  • Hays Street Bridge
  • Berg's Mill
  • Berg's Mill Bridge
  • The Last Humble Station, San Antonio by Mark Louis Rybczyk
  • San Antonio's New Braunfels Avenue Bridge by Mel Brown
  • Urban Landscapes of Jacinto Guevara

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  • About Historic San Antonio

  • The San Antonio Council House Fight by Jeffery Robenalt
    In March of 1840, a meeting took place in old San Antonio between representatives of the government of the Republic of Texas and the Penateka Comanches to discuss terms of a peace treaty. The disastrous results of this meeting would soon lead to the Great Comanche Raid of 1840 and the Battle of Plum Creek.
  • Eyewitness to the Council House Fight by Murray Montgomery
  • San Antonio's Blue Book by C.F. Eckhardt
    'The Blue Book.' Those three words stir up quite an image among those who delve into the more esoteric history of 19th and early 20th Century America. 'The Blue Book' is the legendary directory of a city's 'red light' district....
  • San Antonio's Blue Book by Mike Cox
  • National Dish of Texas by C. F. Eckhardt
    - Chili con carne is the national dish of Texas. It was invented in Texas by Texas natives-literally-and it's made right only in Texas...
  • Fannie Porter of San Antonio by Maggie Van Ostrand
    If even half the legends passed down through generations are true, the Old West was a riotous and exciting place. Whether heroes or desperadoes, these legendary people all seem to have either been born in, traveled through, or fought for the great Republic of Texas... But they didn't fight, shoot, and rustle all the time. They needed rest. They needed relaxation. They needed love. And Fannie Porter of San Antonio supplied these diversions. This is her story.
  • Early Movie Making by Mike Cox
    The Star Film Company was the first movie company to do any substantial business in Texas. Owned by French producer Gaston Melies, the company came to San Antonio, where he set up shop adjacent to the Hot Wells Hotel early 1910...
  • Texas' Favorite Ghost Story - San Antonio's Overworked Ghost Children by Raoul Hashimoto
  • San Antonio's Humble Oil Company Vintage photos
  • Brown's Humble Service Station, 1938
    On S. New Braunfels Avenue. Vintage Photos
  • Earl Abel's - San Antonio Landmark by Mike Cox
  • The Little Engine That Couldn't: The Fredericksburg & Northern Railroad
    by C. F. Eckhardt
    "... Even after the War, with much improved roads and a much lessened Indian problem, it still took freight wagons the better part of a week to travel from San Antonio to Fredericksburg... The people north and west of San Antonio wanted and needed a railroad..."
  • Runaway scrapes by Mike Cox
    Thousands of people die every year in traffic crashes, but the horse and buggy era had its injurious and fatal accidents as well.
  • The Altgelts of Comfort, San Antonio (and Argentina)
    "[Ernst Hermann Altgelt] established the city's first "suburb." He named the first street in it "King William" (for German King Wilhelm).... He built the first house on that street and, its' still occupied."
  • Early Railroad Trip from San Antonio to El Paso by Mike Cox
  • Sunday in San Antonio History cartoon by Roger T. Moore
  • First free Texas schoolbooks History cartoon by Roger T. Moore
  • Killer Hailstones History cartoon by Roger T. Moore

  • Nearby Destinations
  • Bexar County Towns & Ghost Towns
  • Texas Hill Country
  • South Texas Plains
  • Central Texas (South), the most historic region in Texas

    State Parks & Lakes
  • Hill Country State Natural Area
    In Bandera and Medina Counties. 45 miles NW of San Antonio.
  • Government Canyon State Natural Area - 210/688-9055
    12861 Galm Rd San Antonio TX 78254
  • Honey Creek State Natural Area - 830/438-2656
    Approximately 30 miles north of downtown San Antonio in western Comal County.
    c/o Guadalupe River State Park
    3350 Park Road 31 Spring Branch TX 78070
  • Victor Braunig Lake - Highway 37, 17 miles south of San Antonio
  • Calaveras Lake - Off Loop 1604, 20 miles south of San Antonio
  • Medina Lake - 40 miles northwest of San Antonio

    Texas Trips from San Antonio
  • The Chisholm Trail Rides Again by Clay Coppedge
  • Hill Country Trips
  • Splash Across Texas
  • Swimming to Mexico
  • Central Texas Trips

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  • San Antonio Tourist Information
  • San Antonio Visitor Information Center
    317 Alamo Plaza, 1-800-447-3372 www.sanantoniocvb.com
  • The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
    602 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
    Phone: (210) 229-2100 www.sachamber.org/

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