Bexar County

Named for San Antonio de Béxar

Bexar County was created on December 20, 1836, and encompassed almost the entire western portion of the Republic of Texas, including the disputed areas of western New Mexico northward to Wyoming. After statehood, 128 counties were carved out of its area. Its county seat is San Antonio.

County Resources by City
Welcome to Bexar County
Official website Information on Living in Bexar County, Visiting Bexar County, and Doing Business in Bexar County.

Alamo Heights
Although located just five miles from the heart of San Antonio, the City of Alamo Heights is a unique, eclectic town rich with its own history.
Balcones Heights
Balcones Heights, Texas is unique among San Antonio’s suburban cities. Its wooded homesites were promoted during the Depression as affordable for families of moderate means.
Castle Hills
A city where a variety of talented and community oriented citizens choose to live and where the climate is business friendly.
China Grove
Located twelve miles east of San Antonio and fourteen miles west of La Vernia on Highway 87 in Bexar county.
Converse
Converse is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Fair Oaks Ranch
The City of Fair Oaks Ranch evolved from several parcels of land acquired by oil man Ralph Fair, Sr. during the 1930s.
Helotes
Surrounded by the beauty of the Texas Hill County, the City of Helotes is a vibrant community boasting a flourishing economy and a high quality of life.
Hill Country Village
Though sometimes thought of as a “bedroom” community, the city is a dynamic example of a professional/residential suburb.
Hollywood Park
Nestled in the Hill Country foothills in northern suburban San Antonio, the Town of Hollywood Park provides country living just minutes from downtown San Antonio.
Kirby
The city of Kirby provides the perfect mix for families, churches, civic organizations, and businesses to thrive in a safe and stable environment.
Leon Valley
A superior quality of life by balancing social equity, environmental stewardship and economic development to achieve sustainability.
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Adjacent counties are; Kendall County, Comal County, Guadalupe County, Wilson County, Atascosa County, Medina County, Bandera County.

History:

The county gets its name from San Antonio de Béxar, one of the twenty-three municipalities (administrative divisions) of Texas at the time of its independence. San Antonio de Béxar—originally Villa of San Fernando de Béxar—was the first civil government established in the Spanish province of Texas. Specifically, the municipality was created in 1731 when fifty-five Canary Islanders settled near the system of missions that had been established around the source of the San Antonio River. The new settlement was named after the Presidio San Antonio de Béjar, the Spanish military outpost that protected the missions. The presidio, located at the San Pedro Springs, was founded in 1718 and named for Viceroy Balthasar Manuel de Zúñiga y Guzmán Sotomayor y Sarmiento, second son of the Duke of Béxar (a city in Spain).

Other places in Bexar County:

Travel

Major Highways include; Interstate 10, Interstate 35, Interstate 37, Interstate 410, U.S. Highway 87, U.S. Highway 90, U.S. Highway 181, U.S. Highway 281, State Highway 16.


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