Presidio (Texas)

Presidio County


Presidio is a town in the southwest of the U.S. state of Texas in Presidio County.

The town has 4266 inhabitants (as of 2012) and is right on the Mexican border across from Ojinaga in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. The area is 6.7 km ². The village lies on the Rio Grande near the Big Bend National Park and Fort Leaton State Park.

1535 reached the Spaniards first time as part of the expedition of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca tonight's Presidio, where there was a pueblo that called Cabeza de Vaca La Junta de las Cruces. In the following centuries the place got several different Spanish names. To 1760 the first Spanish settlers settled in the town and a 60 man comprehensive garrison was stationed in the city. In 1830 the town was named Presidio del Norte. 1848, settled the first Texan settlers in the area. In the years 1849 and 1850, two raids of the Comanches took the place in considerable difficulties. A post office was established in 1868, a school, there were in the town from 1887. 1930 was the place a railway connection via the route of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway. Town was chartered Presidio 1981.