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BEXAR COUNTY, TEXAS

29 27' 0" N, 98 31' 12" W (29.45, -98.52)
Population: 1,958,578 Est. (2017) 1,714,773 (2010)
Total Area: 1,256 square miles (3,250 km2)
1,240 sq mi (3,200 km2) land
16 sq mi (41 km2) water

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    Contiguous Counties:
    Kendall County (N) Comal County (N) Guadalupe County (NE) Wilson County (SE) Atascosa County (S) Medina County (W) Bandera County (NW)

    Bexar County History

    Historical marker on courthouse grounds:
    Bexar County under Nine Governments

    The administrative government of Bexar County, besides being the oldest in Texas, is distinguished by having served under nine governments. The community served under Spanish rule from May, 1718, until January, 1811, when it was taken over by the revolutionary "Casas regime". Only five weeks later, the "counter-revoluationary Junta of Bexar" overthrew the Casas government and eventually restored Spanish rule. In April, 1812, however, the "Republican Army of the North" deposed the provincial Spanish government and declared independence from Spain. Five months later the Spanish regained control, holding Texas until 1821. The fifth regime, "First Imperial Government of Mexico" was created when Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821. The emperor relinquished control to army leaders within two years, however, and the "Republic of Mexico" was established. Texas gained independence from Mexico in 1836, thereby establishing Bexar's seventh government, the "Republic of Texas". In 1845, Texas became the twenty-eighth state of the United States and remained in the Union until 1861, when the southern states seceeded to from the Confederacy. Following the Civil War, U.S. rule returned to Bexar County in 1865.

    (1967)

    Bexar County Courthouse
    Texas Bexar County Courthouse
    Bexar County Courthouse
    1939 Photo courtesy TXDoT

    Bexar County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

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  • Alamo Heights
  • Balcones Heights
  • Berg's Mill ghost town
  • Bexar
  • Cementville
  • Converse
  • Earle
  • Elmendorf
  • Grey Forest
  • Helotes
  • Hill County Village
  • Hollywood Park
  • Leon Springs
  • Leon Valley
  • Live Oak
  • Losoya
  • Luxello ghost town
  • Olmos Park
  • Saint Hedwig
  • San Antonio County Seat
  • San Geronimo ghost town
  • Sayers
  • Schertz
  • Selma
  • Shavano Park
  • Somerset
  • Terrell Hills
  • Thelma
  • Universal City
  • Van Raub ghost town
  • Von Ormy
  • Wetmore ghost town

  • Bexar County Vintage Maps
    TX Bexar County 1907 Postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Bexar County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Bexar County 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Bexar County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Bexar County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Bexar County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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