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BIGFOOT, TEXAS


Frio County, South Texas

293'19"N 9850'49"W (29.055333, -98.847011)

TX Hwy 173, FM 462 and 472
21 miles NE of Pearsall the county seat
20 miles NW of Jourdanton
7 miles SE of Devine (via 173)
41 miles SW of San Antonio via I-35 S
ZIP code 78005
Area code 830
Population: 450 (2010), 304 ( 2000) 75 (1972 to 1992)

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Big Foot TX - Post Office

Bigfoot Post Office, TX 78005
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011


History in a Pecan Shell

Originally called Connally's Store, the name was changed to honor William A.A. "Bigfoot" Wallace who was a resident of the area. A museum devoted to "Bigfoot" Wallace is the main draw for visitors.

The town dates from 1865, although they didn't get a post office until 1883.

The town suffered a disastrous fire in 1903. By 1907 there were 105 students in the Bigfoot school. Devine absorbed Bigfoot's school in the statewide sweep of school consolidations of the late 40s.



Bigfoot, Texas
Landmarks / Attractions


Bigfoot, Texas church
A church in Bigfoot
TE photo
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Bigfoot Tx Former School
Bigfoot Former School
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
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Bigfoot Tx - Big Foot Wallace Centennial marker
Big Foot Wallace Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011


Bigfoot Tx - Big Foot Wallace Centennial marker

William Alexander A. Wallace
(Big Foot Wallace) Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
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Bigfoot, Texas Chronicles:


Big Foot Wallace portrait
Portrait of "Bigfoot" Wallace
Courtesy Texas Ranger Museum, Waco, Texas




Bigfoot Tx - Bigfoot Wallace Museum
Bigfoot Wallace Museum - Open by appointment
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
More Texas Museums


Bigfoot Tx Replica Building
"This building is a replica of the one where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed on March 2nd & 3rd 1836"
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011


Bigfoot Tx Replica Building sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011


A big tree in Bigfoot Texas
The most obvious tree in Bigfoot
TE photo, 2001


Bigfoot Tx Water Tank
Bigfoot Water Tank
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011


Frio County TX - Unnamed cemetery near Bigfoot
Photo courtesy Darryl Pearson, Oct. 29, 2017
The Unnamed Cemetery near Bigfoot


Frio County TX 1907 Postal Map
Frio County TX 1907 Postal Map showing Bigfoot
(NE of Pearsall) near Medina & Atascosa County lines

From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office


Bigfoot TX 1893 Postmark
Bigfoot TX 1893 Postmark
Courtesy Dan Whatley Collection


Bigfoot TX 1893 Postmark
Bigfoot TX 1893 Postmark
Courtesy Dan Whatley Collection


Bigfoot TX 1893 Postmark
Devine TX 1893 Postmark at the back
Courtesy Dan Whatley Collection

Take a road trip

South Texas

Bigfoot , Texas Nearby Towns:
Pearsall the county seat
Devine
San Antonio
See Frio County

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