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BIGFOOT, TEXAS

Frio County, South Texas

293'19"N 9850'49"W (29.055333, -98.847011)
FM 462 and 472
19 miles NE of Pearsall
6 miles S of Devine (via 173)
38 miles SW of San Antonio via I-35 S
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 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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Big Foot Wallace portrait

Bigfoot Chronicles:

"Bigfoot" Wallace -
One of Texas' colorful characters.
His life and times make very entertaining reading.

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
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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
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)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
A big tree in Bigfoot Texas
The most obvious tree in Bigfoot
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Bigfoot , Texas Nearby Towns:
Pearsall | Devine | San Antonio
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