Introduction to Pearsall, Texas
Pearsall, Texas, in Frio county, is 51 miles SW of San Antonio, Texas. The city is home to some 7,157 residents.
In earlier days, Pearsall was home to the Pachal, a band of Coahuittecans who were hunter-gatherers. A few archeological remains of their lifestyle can be seen even today. Pearsall was established in 1880 on the International Great - Northern Railroad. The first train arrived on July 4, 1881. The place was named in honor of a vice-president of the International Great Northern Railroad, Thomas W. Pearsall. It became an important retail center for a vast area of livestock production and agriculture.
Pearsall and Nearby Attractions
- Old Frio County Jail Museum
- Hill Country State Natural Area
- Casa Navarro State Historic Site
- San Pedro Park
- SeaWorld San Antonio
- San Antonio Zoo
Things To Do In Pearsall
Old Frio County Jail Museum in Pearsall exhibits artifacts of the early Indian settlers of Frio County. There are many other museums around Pearsall including Medina County Museum, Texas Air Mueum, and Fort Sam Houston Museum. San Antonio Children's Museum has amusing exbhibits such as a diner, a tooth booth, and a kid-powered elevator. Places of historical significance nearby are San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Alamo, Casa Navarro State Historic Site, and Spanish Governor's Palace. Pearsall is known as the "Hunters Paradise" and hunting grounds are available. The hunting game includes wild hogs, dove, quail, turkey, white tail deer, and javelina.
Air transportation is available from San Antonio International Airport.
Pearsall Higher Education
Palo Alto College, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio College, and Saint Philips College are some of the colleges located near Pearsall.