Carrizo Springs

Carrizo Springs, the county seat of Dimmit County, is on U.S. Highway 83 eight miles northwest of Asherton. The name of the town comes from the local springs, which were named by the Spanish for the cane grass that once grew around them. Carrizo Springs is the oldest town in Dimmit County; it was founded in 1865 by a group of fifteen families from Atascosa County, led by Levi English, who had visited the area earlier. A second group of settlers arrived from Goliad about two years later.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Carrizo Springs
Pop. Year Source
5,852 2019 Texas Demographic Center
5,368 2010 Texas Demographic Center
5,655 2000 Texas Demographic Center
5,745 1990 Texas Demographic Center
6,886 1980 Texas Demographic Center
5,374 1970 Texas Demographic Center
5,699 1960 Texas Demographic Center
4,316 1950 Texas Demographic Center
2,494 1940 Texas Demographic Center
2,171 1930 Texas Demographic Center
954 1920 Texas Demographic Center