City of Pearsall, Frio County, Texas
Pearsall, the county seat of Frio County, is on Interstate Highway 35 and the Missouri Pacific Railroad fifty-five miles southwest of San Antonio in the central part of the county. In the 1870s wagon trains stopped at a well on a large sheep ranch when they traveled the road from Frio Town to Pleasanton; this well was known as Waggoner's (Wagner's) Well. On February 6, 1882, the International-Great Northern Railroad gained control of 2,000 acres of land around the well. An affiliate, the New York and Texas Land Company, allowed them to circumvent Texas laws limiting railroad ownership of land, and, on February 15, 1882, they platted the townsite of Pearsall, named after the vice president of the railroad, Thomas W. Pearsall, east of the newly laid railroad tracks opposite Waggoner's Well.
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Pearsall by the Numbers
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|10,656||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|9,146||2010||Texas Demographic Center|
|7,506||2000||Texas Demographic Center|
|6,924||1990||Texas Demographic Center|
|7,383||1980||Texas Demographic Center|
|5,545||1970||Texas Demographic Center|
|4,957||1960||Texas Demographic Center|
|4,481||1950||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,164||1940||Texas Demographic Center|
|2,536||1930||Texas Demographic Center|
|2,161||1920||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,799||1910||Texas Demographic Center|