Dilley is on the Missouri Pacific Railroad and Interstate Highway 35 sixteen miles southwest of Pearsall in far southern Frio County. The community was originally called Darlington, after a local landowner who settled in the area in the mid-1860s. The settlement was established on the International-Great Northern Railroad from San Antonio to Mexico, completed during the early 1880s. At the time Darlington had a general store and several dwellings. The community was sometimes called Ford because of a nearby Frio River crossing of an old Spanish trail, known as Rocky Ford. The I-GN built its first railroad depot, siding, and stock pen near the crossing.
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Dilley by the Numbers
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|4,405||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,894||2010||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,674||2000||Texas Demographic Center|
|2,632||1990||Texas Demographic Center|
|2,579||1980||Texas Demographic Center|
|2,362||1970||Texas Demographic Center|
|2,118||1960||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,809||1950||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,244||1940||Texas Demographic Center|
|929||1930||Texas Demographic Center|