Texas

Presidio, Texas

 

   

Presidio, Texas

 

State: Texas
County: Presidio
Acreage: 36.18
Sale Price: $19,750
Down Payment: $500
Monthly: $199
Property Taxes: $
Association Fees: None
Electricity: None
Telephone: Good cell service
Water: By Well, not installed
Waste: By Septic, not installed, 
Zoning: No requirements
Covenants: None
Access: Dirt road frontage 
Time-Limit To Build: None
Liens & Judgments: None

Minutes from the City of Presidio

North of HWY 17

Excellent Mountain views

Big Bend State Park 87 miles away

No time limit to build

Camp on your own land

Hunting Property

Seasonal Stream

The junction of the Rio Conchos and Rio Grande at Presidio was settled thousands of years ago by hunting and gathering peoples. By 1200 AD, the local Native Americans had adopted agriculture and lived in small, closely knit settlements, which the Spaniards later called pueblos. 

The first Spaniards came to Presidio in @1535, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and his three companions stopped at the Native American pueblo, placed a cross on the mountainside, and called the village La Junta de las Cruces. On December 10, 1582, Antonio de Espejo and his company arrived at the site and called the pueblo San Juan Evangelista. By 1681, the area of Presidio was known as La Junta de los Ríos, or the Junction of the Rivers. 

About 1760, a penal colony and military garrison of 60 men were established near Presidio. In 1830, the name of the area around Presidio was changed from La Junta de los Rios to Presidio del Norte. White American settlers came to Presidio in 1848 after the Mexican War.

During the Mexican Revolution, General Pancho Villa often used Ojinaga as his headquarters for operations and visited Presidio on numerous occasions.

In 1849, a Comanche raid almost destroyed Presidio, and in 1850, Indians drove off most of the cattle in town. A post office was established at Presidio in 1868, and the first public school was opened in 1887.

In 1897, President William McKinley appointed George B. Jackson, an African American former buffalo soldier, as customs collector at Presidio, a position he held until his death in 1900. Jackson, a businessman from San Angelo, was considered the "wealthiest colored man in Texas" in the second half of the 19th century.

The 1959 movie Rio Bravo featured the town.