Introduction to Cuero, Texas
This region was named after Cuero Creek or the Arroyo del Cuero (Creek of the Rawhide) as it is called by the Spanish. It earned this name because when wild cattle became stuck in the mud on the creek bed, the local Indians would kill them. In the late 19th century, Cuero was chosen as a midway stopping point on the Indianola to the San Antonio railroad built by the Gulf, Western Texas and Pacific Railway. People began to settle a few months before the railway line was completed. A city government was formed in 1873 and the town was incorporated in 1875. Cuero was noted as one of the largest cattle and dairy shippers in the state and its huge turkey industry earned it the title "turkey capital of the world."
Cuero and Nearby Attractions
- Yoakum Heritage Museum
- Sebastopol House State Historic Site
- Goliad State Park
- Texas Zoo
- Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens
Things To Do In Cuero
Cuero has a few historic sites nearby like the Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site. Monument Hill includes a tomb built by two groups of Texans during the Mexican war, while the Kreische Brewery is one of the earliest commercial breweries in Texas. Fannin Battleground State Historic Site is another war site where the battle of Coleto was fought in the early 19th century. The Sebastopol House State Historic Site is a Greek style house made from lime-crete. Among other places of interest are the Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens, and San Antonio Zoo. The Palmetto State Park and Goliad State Park offer camping, hiking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, tubing, boating, and picnicking areas.
Air transportation is available from Victoria Regional Airport.
Cuero Higher Education
Texas Lutheran University, Texas State University, University of Houston - Victoria and Victoria College are some nearby colleges.