Introduction to Alpine, Texas
This region was occupied by cattlemen between 1878 and 1882. The first modern settlers, who arrived in 1882, were railroad workers who brought their families and lived along a small spring-fed creek. The railroad section in the area was named Osborne, a name that was briefly used for the community of settlers as well. It was changed to Murphyville when the railways entered into a contract with Daniel and Thomas Murphy to use the spring on their land. The town was officially renamed Alpine in February 1888 by its residents.
Alpine and Nearby Attractions
- Big Bend National Park
- Fort Leaton State Historic Site
- Fort Davis National Historic Site
- Balmorhea State Park
Things To Do In Alpine
Alpine has a golf course as well as numerous other attractions. The nearby Fort Leaton State Historic Site is where an adobe trading post was constructed in 1848. Guided tours and picnic areas are also available at the site. The Balmorhea State Park, which is located in the foothills of the nearby Davis Mountains, features an Artesian-spring pool. The Big Bend National Park is home to diverse species of plants and animals. The impressive Santa Elena, Mariscal, and Boquillas canyons form the southern boundary of this park.
El Paso International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Alpine Higher Education
Sul Ross State University is close to the city.