Introduction to Schertz, Texas
Schertz, Texas, in Guadalupe county, is 16 miles NE of San Antonio, Texas. The city is considered part of the San Antonio metropolitan area. Schertz has a population of 18,694.
Schertz was first settled in around 1843. Originally, the area was named Cibolo Pit after the Cibolo Creek. The early settlers primarily harvested wheat, corn, and oats. Cotton was planted in later years. The Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railroad first arrived in the town in 1876. The first post office of the area was established in 1882. At that time, the area was known as Cut Off. Schertz adopted its present name in 1899. The city of Schertz was incorporated in 1958.
Schertz and nearby Attractions
- Natural Bridge Wildlife Park
- San Antonio Zoo
- Witte Museum
- Schlitterbahn Water Park
- San Antonio Children's Museum
- Sea World San Antonio
Things To Do In Schertz
Schertz offers a number of recreational facilities. You can visit the Natural Bridge Wildlife Park, Schlitterbahn Water Park, and San Antonio Zoo during your leisure hours. The Guadalupe River State Park, Sebastopol House State Historic Site, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and San Antonio Children's Museum are worth visiting. The city also organizes various exciting special events and programs throughout the year including the 4th of July Jubilee and Parade and Schertz Fest.
Flights can be availed from San Antonio International Airport.
Schertz Higher Education
University of the Incarnate Word and St Philips College are the nearby higher educational institutes.