Cibolo

Cibolo is on Farm Road 78 and Cibolo Creek, sixteen miles west of Seguin in western Guadalupe County. CĂ­bolo is Spanish for "buffalo." The banks of Cibolo Creek are quite steep, and along its entire course, which is the boundary between Guadalupe and Bexar counties, there are few places where pioneers could find a safe crossing before the development of bridges. It is said that Indians stampeded buffalo over the banks to disable them so they could be slaughtered. Jacob Schlather bought land in the area in 1867, and his son George built a store to supply neighboring settlers, who were mostly German. The store was sold to Charles Fromme in 1882, and the settlement became known as Fromme's Store. When the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway built through the area in 1877 the station was called Cibolo Valley. A post office called Cibolo opened in 1883. By 1890 the community had a church, a cotton gin, a general store, and 100 residents.

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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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Cibolo is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [-Valley]
  • (Fromme's Store)
  • (Sartor)

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.57736330
    Longitude
    -98.23560300

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Population Counts

Cibolo
Pop. Year Source
32,276 2020 United States Census Bureau
31,066 2019 Texas Demographic Center
15,349 2010 United States Census Bureau
3,035 2000 United States Census Bureau
1,563 1990 United States Census Bureau