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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

Fort Duncan

Established 1849 and occupied by three companies of 1st U.S. Infantry Regiment. During Civil War, post was occupied by Confed...

Visitor Center

The Visitor Center, operated by the Pearsall Chamber of Commerce, has information on events, accommodations, restaurants, map...

San Angel Folk Art

Offers one of the largest of American and Mexican folk art collections in the state, including works from artists like the Ag...

Popeye Statue

Whimsical salute to area spinach crop depicts the cartoon sailor man; a favorite spot for snapshots with children; downtown c...