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LA SALLE COUNTY, TEXAS

28 20' 24" N, 99 6' 0" W (28.34, -99.1)
Population: 6,886 (2010)
Total area: 1,494 square miles (3,870 km2)
1,487 sq mi (3,851 km2) land
7.5 square miles (19 km2) (0.5%) water

La Salle County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  •  TX La Salle County location
    Contiguous Counties:
    Frio County (N) Atascosa County (NE) McMullen County (E) Webb County (S) Dimmit County (W) Zavala County (NW)

    La Salle County History

    Historical Marker on courthouse square:

    LA SALLE COUNTY

    The Presidio Rio Grande Road brought travelers to this area for centuries. In 1852 the U. S. Army built and garrisoned Fort Ewell, for protection. The first permanent settler, William A. Waugh, opened a rancho near the Cibolo Crossing on the Spanish Road in 1856.

    On Feb. 1, 1858, the county was created and named for Robert Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle (1643-1687). The first French explorer of Texas.

    The county's first post office opened in 1871 at the Guajuco Crossing. County government was organized Nov. 2, 1880, at Crarey's Rancho. Various courthouses existed before 1883, when Cotulla became county seat.

    La Salle County Courthouse
    La Salle County Courthouse
    La Salle County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    La Salle County Town List

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

    County Seat - Cotulla
    Area Hotel - Cotulla Hotels | More Hotels
  • Artesia Wells
  • Atlee ghost town
  • Cotulla county seat
  • Dull ghost town
  • Dull's Ranch ghost town
  • Encinal
  • Fowlerton
  • Gardendale
  • La Salle
  • Los Angeles
  • Nettaville
  • Nopal (Peru) ghost town

  • La Salle County Vintage Maps
    TX - La Salle  County 1876 map
    From 1876 Houston & Texas Central R. R. Texas state map #79301 showing La Salle & McMullen County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX - La Salle  County 1907 postal map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing La Salle County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX - La Salle  County 1920s map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing La Salle County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX - La Salle  County 1940s map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing La Salle County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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