Introduction to Socorro, Texas
Socorro, Texas, in El Paso county, is 13 miles SE of El Paso, Texas. The city is part of the El Paso metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
The town was originally part of Mexico from the years 1821 to 1848. In 1848, it became part of the state of Texas. For the remainder of the nineteenth century, Socorro was primarily a simple farming community. In 1916, the Elephant Butte dam was built over the Rio Grande river which initiated an agricultural revolution in the area.
Socorro and nearby Attractions
- Rio Vista Farm Historic District
- Apostolic Assembly Church
- Moon City Park
- San Lorenzo Cemetery
- Ysleta Branch Library
Things To Do In Socorro
Rio Vista Farm Historic District is a site of historical importance, and a place of great attraction to tourists. Moon City Park allows visitors to spend some quiet time in the arms of nature. Apostolic Assembly Church and San Lorenzo Cemetery fascinate tourists with their quaint architecture and peaceful ambience. Ysleta Branch Library has a huge collection of books and periodicals that visitors can enjoy.
El Paso International Airport provides regular air transportation facilities.
Socorro Higher Education
People wishing to pursue higher education can enroll in El Paso Community College, The University of Texas at El Paso, or New Mexico State University-Main Campus.