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The Cities and communities of Bexar County, Texas*


 

Adams Hill, Adkins, Airport City, Alamo Heights, Atascosa

Balcones Heights, Bavarian Hills, Beckmann, Bergs Mill, Bexar, Boldtville, Braun Station East, Braun Station West, Briarwick, Brooks AFB, Buena Vista


Cadet, Camelot Two, Canvasback Lake, Carver Park, Cassin, Castle Hills, China Grove, Cibolo, Converse, Cool Crest, Crestwood Acres, Cross Mountain, Culebra

Earle, East Village, Eastview Terrace, Elm valley Park, Elmendorf, Emerald Valley

Fair Oaks Ranch, Forest Creek, Forest Glade, Fort Sam Houston, Fox Run, Friendly Corner

Geronimo Forest, Geronimo Village, Graytown, Green Spring Vallay, Greenridge North, Greenway, Grey Forest

Hebco, Helotes, Helotes Park Estates, Helotes Ranch Acre, Heritage Farm, Heritage Northwest, Hidden Forest, Hill Country Village, Hilltop Acres, Hollywood Park

Indian Hills

Jarratt

Kelly Air Force Base, Kings Point, Kirby

Lackland Air Force Base, Lackland Heights, Lakeside Acres, Lakeside Estate, Lehr, Leon Springs, Leon Valley, Live Oak, Lone Oak Estate, Longhorn, Losoya, Luxello, Lytle

Macdona, Mangus Corner, Marshall Meadow, Martinez, Matthey Estate, Meadow Village, Meadowood Acres, Medina Base, Mission Hills, Misty Oaks, Monte Robles Park

North San Antonio Heights

Oak Creek, Oak Island, Oak Moss, Oak Village, Oakhill Ranches, Oakwood Acres, Olga, Olmos Park

Palm Park, Palo Alto Park, Parita, Pleasant Oaks

Rainbow Hills, Randolph Air Force Base, Royal View

San Antonio (County Seat), San Geronimo, Sayers, Scenic Oaks, Schermersville, Schertz, Science Park, Selma, Senior, Serene Hills, Shavano Park, Sherwood Forest, Shorts Corner, Simberline Park, Somerset, Southton, Specht Store, St Hedwig, Stage Coach Hills, Stage Coach Hills East, Summit Oaks, Suri Gate

Terrace, Terrell Hills, The Glen, Thelma, Thunderbird Hills, Timber Creek, Timber Ridge, Timberwood Park, Trailwood, Twin Creek, Twin Valley Terrace

Universal City

Valley Hi, Van Raub, Verde Mills, Village North, Von Ormy, Von Ormy Heights

Westwood Village, Wetmore, Whispering Wind, Wildwood, Willow Wood Estates, Windcrest , Windwood Estate, Withers, Woodlake, Woodlawn Forest, Woodlawn Hills, Woodridge Park, Woods of Shavano

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

If you have information about any of these unlinked communities, please send it to us and we will add a page for that community. Some of these places above may only be neighborhoods or local area names and are not listed with the census at all or just included in a larger surrounding designated census area..

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Information & Facts about Bexar County, Texas


Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Government

Bexar County Official site

The county seat of Bexar County is San Antonio

The Bexar County Historical Commision
233 N. Pecos La Trinidad, Suite 420
San Antonio, Texas 78207

Bexar County Courthouse
M ain Plaza
San Antonio TX 78205

County Clerk
100 Dolorosa, #108
San Antonio, TX 78205
County Office: (210) 335-2216
Fax: (210) 335-2197


Fort Sam Houston
Lackland Air Force Base
Randolph Air Force Base

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Population:

2000 - 1,392,931
2004 - 1,493,965 (estimate)
2005 - 1,518,370

Population Density
2000 - 1,117 persons per square mile

Housing Units
2000 - 521,359

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Location:

Bexar County is in south-central Texas about 190 miles west of Houston and about 140 miles from the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Neighboring Counties:
North - Kendall County and Comal County
East - Guadalupe County and Wilson County
Northeast - Guadalupe County
Southeast - Wilson County
South - Atascosa County
West - Medina County
Northwest - Bandera County

 

Try this map page for the county that shows all the towns and communities
Here is another map page for the county

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Climate:

The county has a subtropical climate with mild winters and hot summers. The growing season averages 265 days each year.

Rainfall yearly average: 31 inches

Winter average low: 39 degrees F.
Winter average high: 62 degrees F.
Summer average low: 73 degrees F.
Winter average high: 96 degrees F.

Average Humidity
6 am - 84%
6 pm - 52%

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Other Facts and Figures:

Income:
Median Income
2000 - $38,328 (Household)
2000 - $43,724 (family)

Per capita Income
2000 - $18,363

Median Age
2000 - 32 years

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History:

When it was created on 20 December 1836, the new county took in almost the entire western portion of the Republic of Texas. It actually even included portions of western New Mexico up to Wyoming that were in a disputed area. Once Texas was made a state, this single county was the parent of 128 counties!

Bexar county was named from San Antonio de Bexar, one of the areas of Texas when it gained its independence. It was first known as Villa of San Fernando de Bexas, the first civil government in the Spanish province of Texas. It was officially established in 1731 when settled by fifty-five people from the Canary Island near the existing missions.

Good historical information on the county

A detailed amount of history for the county is located on this Handbook of Texas Online page.
Historical as well as genealogical information may be found at this site

Bexas County is usually pronounced bear

Historical Markers for Bexar County
Courthouse History for the County Courthouses

Mayors and Alcaldes of San Antonio from 1731 to present
Chronology of Bexar County

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Geography:

Total area: 1,257 square miles
Land area: 1,247 square miles
Water area: 10 square miles

The altitude varies from 600 to 1,200 feet.

A portion of the county is located in the Balcones Escarpment which cuts through the area from west to northeast. To the north are rocky hills and canyons in the Hill country. South are the Blackland Prairie and the South Texas Plains.

The San Antonio River origin is north of downtown San Antonio and flows south through the county. Some of the less major streams and rivers are the Medina, Medio, Leon, Helotes, Salado, Calvares and Cibolo.

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Genealogy:

San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society
PO Box 790087
San Antonio, TX 78297-0087
911 Melissa Dr
San Antonio, TX 78213
Telephone 210-342-5242

L.D.S. Family History Center
2103 St. Cloud Rd.
San Antonio TX 78228
Telephone 736-2940
Call for schedule of days and hours open. There are several others in the San Antonio area.

San Antonio Public Library
Central Library
600 Soledad St
San Antonio TX 78205

Catholic Archives at the San Antonio Chancery Office
2718 W. Woodlawn
San Antonio TX 78228
Telephone 734-2620
Archdiocese: Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Bexar County
Political Graveyard for Bexar County

US GenWeb Project page for Bexar County
Bexar County Genealogy from Kindred Trails

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Libraries:

Bexar County Law Library
Bexar County Courthouse, 5th Floor
100 Dolorosa
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-227-8822
Fax: 210-271-9614
Hours: Monday -- Friday 8 a.m.-- 4:45 p.m.

San Antonio Public Library
600 Soledad
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 207-2500


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Schools:

Northeast Independent School District

8961 Tesoro Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78217
Phone: (210) 804-7000

Edgewood Independent School District
5358 W. Commerce St.
San Antonio, TX. 78237
Phone: (210) 444-4500

Southside Independent School District
5358 W. Commerce St.
San Antonio, TX. 78237
Phone: (210) 444-4500

Southwest Independent School District


Somerset Independent School District

19644 Somerset Rd.
Somerset, TX 78069
Phone: 866-852-9858

South San Antonio Independent School District
2515 Bobcat Lane
San Antonio, TX
Phone: 210-977-7000


Alamo Heights Independent School District

Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District
1060 Elbel Road
Schertz, TX 78154
Phone: 210-945-6200

East Central Independent School District
6634 New Sulphur Springs Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78263
Phone: 210-648-7861

Fort Sam Houston Independent School District
The district serves children of military personnel residing on the reservations of Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis

Boerne Independent School District
123 West Johns Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Phone: (830) 357-2000

Judson Independent School District

8012 Shin Oak Drive
Live Oak, Texas 78233
Phone: 210-945-5100

Lackland Independent School District

2460 Kenly Avenue
Lackland Air Force Base
San Antonio, TX 78236-1244

Randolph Field Independent School District

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Economy:

Economic Profile page for Bexar County

Bexar County Economic Development

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Organizations & Groups

Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
602 E. Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 229-2100 /
Fax: (210) 229-1600


San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society
PO Box 790087,
San Antonio, TX 78297-0087.
911 Melissa Dr,
San Antonio, TX 78213.
Telephone 210-342-5242.

Los Bexarenos
P.O. Box 1935
San Antonio TX 78297

African-American Genealogical and Historical Society
P.O. Box 200784
San Antonio TX 78220

Czech Heritage Society of Texas - Bexar County Chapter

San Antonio Symphony

University Health System

San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau


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Attractions & Other Information

The Alamo
Remember the Alamo

San Antonio Riverwalk
RiverWalk Cruises

Fiesta San Antonio
A ten day city-wide event held each April

Missions of San Antonio

San Fernando Cathedral
Built in 1731, it is one of the country's oldest churches in continuous use.
115 Main Plaza
San Antonio, TX
Phone: 210-227-1297

The Alamodome
The AT&T Center

San Antonio International Airport

Texas Folklife Festival
Held each year in June

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

Natural Bridge Caverns, just north of San Antonio
Over 10,000 different formations in underground chambers

San Antonio Zoo

San Antonio Botanical Garden

555 Funston and North New Braunfels Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: 210-207-3250

McNay Art Museum
6000 N. New Braunfels
Phone: 210-824-5368

Sea World of Texas

San Antonio Kids Museum
305 E. Houston St.,
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 212-4453


San Antonio National Cemetery

517 Paso Hondo Street
San Antonio, TX 78202
Phone: 210-820-3891

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