Floresville, Texas

Floresville is named for the early rancher, Don Francisco Flores de Abrego, who established his ranch about six miles northwest in 1832. In 1833 the nucleus of the present town was founded on land donated by the Flores family. Floresville became the Wilson County seat in 1885. The town has a growing season of 285 days and is the marketing point for watermelons, flax, cotton, beef cattle, dairy and poultry products. There is a huge peanut statue on the courthouse lawn which recognizes the peanut crop grown in the area.

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Canary Islanders Cemetery

Established prior to 1732 by islanders who formed first organized civil settlement in Texas at San Fernando de Bexar, now San Antonio. Several Texas families trace lineage from those colonists. Off U.S. 181 some two blocks north at Texas 97/F.M. 536 intersection (Plum & 10th sts.)

Floresville, TX Cemeteries

Things to do near Floresville, TX

Alamo Museum - D.R.T. Library

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, located inside the Alamo walls and south of the Alamo shrine, is open to the ...

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

Replica of venerable shrine in Lourdes, France; contains statues of Our Lady of Lourdes and peasant girl whose visions led to...

Westin La Cantera Resort Golf Club, The -Palmer

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Live Oak County Museum

Historical relics and documents of early Live Oak County....

World Birding Center Headquarters

Located within Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, site meant to educate the public about the unique wildlife within the re...