Presidio, Texas

Presidio, Texas

Presidio, Texas. Photography by Yuan Yufei.

Presidio is on the Rio Grande, Farm Road 170, and State Highway 67 eighteen miles south of Shafter in southern Presidio County. The surrounding area is the oldest continuously cultivated area in the United States. Farmers have lived at Presidio since 1500 B.C. By 1400 A.D. the area Indians lived in small, close-together settlements, which the Spaniards later called pueblos (see PUEBLO).

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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  • [-del Norte]
  • (La Junta de los Rios)
  • (La Navidad en las Cruces)
  • (Spencer's Ranch)


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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
3,264 2020 United States Census Bureau
3,961 2019 Texas Demographic Center
4,426 2010 United States Census Bureau
4,167 2000 United States Census Bureau
3,072 1990 United States Census Bureau