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SHAVANO PARK, TEXAS


Bexar County, South Texas

29 35' 9" N, 98 33' 16" W (29.585833, -98.554444)

FM 1535
12 Miles N of Downtown of San Antonio
ZIP code 78231
Area code(s) 210, 726 (planned)
Population: 3,979 Est. (2019)
3,035 (2010) 1,754 (2000) 1,708 (1990)

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Shavano Park Texas Police Station
Shavano Park Police Station
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008

History in a Pecan Shell

A few years after settlement in the late 1870s, a post office under the name of Shavano opened in the store of A. De Zavala. The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad appeared in 1884, and installed a switch and made Shavano a stop on their line.

The community, which had an estimated population of 50, was also a stop on the stage line between San Antonio and Boerne. The town had 100 residents in 1890 and remained there until the mid 1890s when it entered a decline. The town suffered from its proximity to San Antonio and the post office closed its doors in 1903.

Most of the land was acquired by rancher George Arthur Stowers whose heirs retained the property until it was sold for development after WWII. Shavano was officially renamed Shavano Park and incorporated in June of 1956. From a population of only a few hundred in the 1950s, it grew to 585 by the mid 1960s, 1,708 by 1990 and 3,035 by 2010.

Shavano Park Texas
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008


Shavano Park Texas Fire Department
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008


Shavano Park Texas Fire  truck
Shavano Park fire truck
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008

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Shavano Park, Texas Nearby Towns:
San Antonio the county seat
New Braunfels
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