Medina County is located to the west of San Antonio and Bexar County, and is named for the Medina River, which runs through it. In 1911-12, the river was dammed by an enterprise called the Medina Irrigation Company to provide irrigation to farmland in the vicinity of Castroville.

The county seat is Hondo, whose Lion’s club gained some fame in the 1930’s by posting a sign at the edge of town saying “This Is God’s Country – Please Don’t Drive Through It Like Hell.”  During WWII, at nearby Hondo Army Airfield 14,000 navigators trained for aircrew service.

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This Ranch Has Over A Quarter Mile Of Beautiful...

$3,570,000
Rio Medina, TX
602.00 acres Farm Ranch
Price:
$3,570,000
City:
Rio Medina
Baths:
0
Type:
Farm Ranch
MLS® #:
1128244
Provider:
Phyllis Browning Company

This Ranch Has Over A Quarter Mile Of Beautiful Cypress Lined Medina River Frontage And Breathtak...

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Set In The Heart Of The Tx Hill Country, Oasis ...

$3,000,000
Mico, TX
7,518 ft² Commercial
Price:
$3,000,000
City:
Mico
Type:
Commercial
MLS® #:
1157705
Provider:
Premier Realty Group

Set In The Heart Of The Tx Hill Country, Oasis At Medina Lake Offers A Tranquil Waterfront Settin...

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Recreational Property/ranch/weekend Home Less T...

$2,500,000
Devine, TX
3 br, 4 ba, 3,000 ft² Residential
Price:
$2,500,000
City:
Devine
Beds:
3
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1191245
Provider:
Blackbrush Properties Llc

Recreational Property/ranch/weekend Home Less Than 30 Minutes From San Antonio! This Property Ha...

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Gorgeous Land With Beautiful Mature Trees And W...

$2,103,000
Yancey, TX
467.35 acres Farm Ranch
Price:
$2,103,000
City:
Yancey
Baths:
0
Type:
Farm Ranch
MLS® #:
1182350
Provider:
Morales Realty

Gorgeous Land With Beautiful Mature Trees And Wildlife; Tremendous Frontage On Three County/farm ...

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247.4 Acre Ranch - Ag-exempt, Fenced/xfenced, 2...

$2,016,343
Hondo, TX
3 br, 3 ba, 3,328 ft² Residential
Price:
$2,016,343
City:
Hondo
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1141566
Provider:
Coldwell Banker Stagecoach Re

247.4 Acre Ranch - Ag-exempt, Fenced/xfenced, 2 Extremely Well Maintained Homes. 3bed/3bath 2 Sto...

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247.4 Acre Ranch - Medina County, Ag-exempt, Fe...

$2,016,343
Hondo, TX
3 br, 3 ba, 3,328 ft² Farm Ranch
Price:
$2,016,343
City:
Hondo
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Farm Ranch
MLS® #:
1141161
Provider:
Coldwell Banker Stagecoach Re

247.4 Acre Ranch - Medina County, Ag-exempt, Fenced/xfenced, 2 Extremely Well Maintained Homes. 3...

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Medina Lake was designed, engineered and built by Frederick Stark Pearson. At the time of construction, the Medina Dam was the largest hydraulic engineering project west of the Mississippi, and it is presently on the National Register of Historic places. The camp housing the workers who built it later became the town of Mico.

The Medina Lake and BMA Canal System is an extensive irrigation canal that delivers water to the blackland prairie farmlands below the Balcones escarpment around Castroville, Lytle and Natalia.

The original county seat of Castroville was established in 1844 by entrepreneur Henri de Castro, who brought over and settled Alsatian and German immigrants to settle his land grant. Many of the oldest homes and farms were built following European traditions, and use of the  Alsatian dialect was preserved well into the 20th century. A short distance from San Antonio, Castroville is a popular tourist draw for it’s many charming historical homes, shops and restaurants and the St. Louis Catholic Church, built by the original settlers – the first church in what would become Medina County.

Other notable towns in Medina include Devine, LaCoste, and Natalia – which was named for the daughter of Frederick Pearson, who had designed the Medina Dam. D’Hanis, which was also founded by Henri de Castro, is known for the red bricks produced by D’Hanis Brick and Tile, from clay found locally.

 

 

 

 

 

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