Oldest Town In Texas Just A 4 Hour Road Trip Away
(Photos courtesy of Google Street View)
Texas is absolutely amazing. Doesn't matter what part of the state you're in. Whether you're in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, El Paso, Austin--or somewhere smaller like Corpus Christi, Tyler, College Station, or our area here in Midland Odessa... Each area is beautiful and has different things to offer. Some guys are fishermen and love to go to the San Angelo area from here. Some people love the beach so they hit the Texas East Coast. Some people enjoy museums and would love to be in our area exploring the George Bush childhood home or the Petroleum Museum... Some people are sports fanatics and would love to see an Astros game in Houston, a Rangers or Cowboys game in Arlington, or even a Texans game in Houston--along with dozens of minor league teams in various cities all across this great state.
But it all had to start SOMEWHERE. long before Texas was its own country; before it was annexed by the United States... Before the big cities existed where so many now call home. There was the very first place that was settled here. And it's called Presidio Texas. First established in 1535 by Spanish Settlers-the city itself proclaims it's "coming into existence in 1683. It's located right on the Rio Grande river across the United States / Mexico border. As of the 2010 census (couldn't find data from 2020), the population was 4,426. It is the first official town in the state, making it the oldest place in the state of Texas. Right across the river is the city of Ojinaga, Chihuahua Mexico. There is a very rich history to this area and very beautiful scenery-so it's worth a visit if you're seeing the state!
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