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DEVINE, TEXAS

Medina County, Texas Hill Country
Interstate 35, Highway 81, Highway 173
32 miles SW of San Antonio

Population 4140 (2000) 3,928 (1990)

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Devine Area Attractions

  • Bigfoot Wallace Museum - Open by appointment.
    Inquire in Big Foot
    , 6 miles SE via Hwy 173 and FM 472
  • Stroud Blacksmith Shop - 103 Herring St.
    Blacksmith shop in continuous operation since 1903


    Nearby Destinations
  • San Antonio, Castroville and Hondo on US 90 to the North.
  • Burnt Boot Creek by Mike Cox ("Texas Tales" Column)
    "He pulled his pickup off the interstate for State Highway 132, which leads to Devine. That's when we saw the green Texas Department of Transportation sign...: Burnt Boot Creek..."
  • Water tower in Devine, Texas








    Devine water tower

    TE photo, 2002
    Devine, Texas grain elevators
    Unusual construction in downtown Devine

    TE photo, March 2005

    Divine History

    "Devine ... was established in 1881 when the rails of the International-Great Northern Railroad were extended from San Antonio to Laredo. It was named for Judge Thomas Jefferson Devineqv of San Antonio, an eminent Texas jurist and attorney for the railroad. ..." -
    From Handbook of Texas Online:
    http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/DD/hgd5.html
    Fire truck in Devine, Texas




    A Devine fire truck

    TE photo, 2002
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