Introduction to Del Rio, Texas
Del Rio, Texas, in Val Verde county, is 144 miles W of San Antonio, Texas. About 33,867 people live in Del Rio.
Del Rio History
Del Rio was first settled in the early 18th century; however, development of the area began after the American Civil War. The San Felipe Agricultural, Manufacturing, and Irrigation Company was established in this area in 1868. The city was originally known as San Felipe Del Rio. The name was shortened to Del Rio by the United States Postal Department in 1883. Del Rio became the county seat of the newly formed Val Verde County in 1885. The city was incorporated on November 15, 1911.
Del Rio and nearby Attractions
- Lake Amistad National Recreation Area
- Whitehead Memorial Museum
- Devils River State Natural Area
- Seminole Canyon State Historical Park
- Alamo Village
- Fort Duncan Museum
Things To Do In Del Rio
During your stay in Del Rio, leisure hours can be spent at Roosevelt Park, Moore Park, Buena Vista Park, Uco Park, Star Park, and Oaklawn Memorial Park. The Whitehead Memorial Museum, Seminole Canyon State Historical Park, and Devils River State Natural Area are worth visting. You can also plan a day trip to Lake Amistad National Recreation Area. In addition, the Recreation Department of Del Rio organizes several special events and programs throughout the year.
Del Rio Transportation
You can avail of air transportation facilities from the Del Rio International Airport.
Del Rio Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are provided by Southwest Texas Junior College, The University of Texas at San Antonio, and Laredo Community College.