Introduction to Floresville, Texas
Floresville, Texas, in Wilson county, is 28 miles SE of San Antonio, Texas . The city is located in the San Antonio metropolitan area and has a population of 5,868.
The first settlers were the Spanish who were looking for routes from the gulf coast to San Antonio settlements. They settled in the area because of the rich soil and abundance of water. Don Francisco Flores de Abrego from the Canary Island established a ranch close to present day Floresville. The settlement grew around the Flores family. The task of laying out the town began in the 1870s. A post office was built in 1872, and in 1873 Floresville was declared the county seat. Floresville went on to become a center for livestock and cotton industries at the beginning of the twentieth century. It continues to serve as a hub for cattle trade and agribusiness, especially for the peanut industry.
Floresville and Nearby Attractions
- Texas Air Museum
- Hertzberg Circus Collection and Museum
- San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
- Palmetto State Park
- San Pedro Park
- SeaWorld San Antonio
Things To Do In Floresville
The four missions established by the Spanish for their colonization system may be seen at the nearby San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. A diverse range of aircrafts including a Focke-Wulf 190 and Katherine Stinson's Bleriot are displayed at the Texas Air Museum. The San Antonio Children's Museum houses a giant bubble, a tooth booth and a kid powered elevator. The 270 acre Palmetto State Park is accessible from Floresville. Camping, swimming, fishing, canoeing, tubing, and picnicking opportunities are available at the park.
Flights can be taken from the San Antonio International Airport.
Floresville Higher Education
Saint Philips College, Saint Mary's University of San Antonio, and Trinity University are situated near Floresville.