Introduction to San Angelo, Texas
San Angelo, Texas, in Tom Green county, is 180 miles NW of Austin, Texas. There are an estimated 88,439 people in the city.
San Angelo History
Bart DeWitt built a trading post in the present day City of San Angelo in 1867. He named the area Santa Angela after his sister-in-law who was a Mexican nun. The city became the county seat of Tom Green County in 1882. Later, in 1883, the city was renamed San Angelo. The area became a business town in May 1889 when Fort Concho was deactivated. It is home to Angelo State University which was founded in 1928.
San Angelo and nearby Attractions
- San Angelo State Park
- E.H. Danner Museum of Telephony
- El Paseo de Santa Angela Trail
- Concho River Walk
- Historic Orient-Santa Fe Depot
- Fort Concho
Things To Do In San Angelo
San Angelo is home to the San Angelo State Park and San Angelo Children's Art Museum. The Civic League Park, Lincoln Park, and Lakeview Park are other local parks. The Angelo Heights Historic District, Robert Wood Johnson Museum of Frontier Medicine, and Miss Hattie's Museum are also ideal for spending a day out with family and friends. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Sunset Shopping Center. The city also offers several other shopping areas, restaurants and bars. In addition, San Angelo hosts many festivals each year including the Concho Valley Bluegrass Festival, Texas Mesquite Art Festival, and Festival on the Concho.
San Angelo Transportation
San Angelo Regional Airport/Mathis Field is nearby.
San Angelo Higher Education
Angelo State University, Southwest Bible Institute, and American Commercial College are some of the local higher educational institutes.