Helotes

Helotes is located approximately twenty miles northwest of downtown San Antonio on State Highway 16 in northwestern Bexar County. The town was settled in the 1850s by immigrants primarily from Germany and Mexico. The pioneer whose land encompassed what is now known as Old Town Helotes was Scottish immigrant and surgeon Dr. George F. Marnoch, who purchased the property in 1858 and built a two-and-a-half-story limestone house in 1859; the house was awarded a Texas Historic Landmark designation in 2010. His eldest son, Gabriel Wilson Marnoch, was a well-known naturalist who discovered two reptilian and two amphibian species in the Helotes hills.

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

Helotes is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.56829700
    Longitude
    -98.69369900

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

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Population Counts

Helotes
Pop. Year Source
10,124 2019 Texas Demographic Center
7,341 2010 Texas Demographic Center
4,285 2000 Texas Demographic Center
1,535 1990 Texas Demographic Center