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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The Valdina Ranch Being Offered Is The House Pa...

$7,698,250
Dhanis, TX
5 br, 5 ba, 2,905.00 acres Farm Ranch
Price:
$7,698,250
City:
Dhanis
Beds:
5
Baths:
5
Type:
Farm Ranch
MLS® #:
1244994
Provider:
Republic Ranches, Llc

The Valdina Ranch Being Offered Is The House Pasture Of The Historic Valdina Farms Located In The...

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This Is An Amazing 279 Acre Tract Located Just ...

$3,950,000
Helotes, TX
279.00 acres Farm Ranch
Price:
$3,950,000
City:
Helotes
Baths:
0
Type:
Farm Ranch
MLS® #:
1234983
Provider:
National Land Partners

This Is An Amazing 279 Acre Tract Located Just 13 Miles From Loop 1604 In San Antonio. Property ...

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Cleared, Level Property With Hwy 90 W Frontage ...

$3,623,750
Castroville, TX
4,748,040 ft² Commercial
Price:
$3,623,750
City:
Castroville
Type:
Commercial
MLS® #:
1236239
Provider:
B. R. E. Realty

Cleared, Level Property With Hwy 90 W Frontage Great For Development And Or Ranch Getaway. Easy C...

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Cleared, Level Property With Hwy 90 Frontage Gr...

$3,623,750
Castroville, TX
109.29 acres Land
Price:
$3,623,750
City:
Castroville
Type:
Land
MLS® #:
1236188
Provider:
B. R. E. Realty

Cleared, Level Property With Hwy 90 Frontage Great For Development And Or Ranch Get A Way. Easy C...

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The Ranch Is A Jewel Of The Hill Country, 325 +...

$2,990,000
Hondo, TX
1 br, 2 ba, 325.00 acres Farm Ranch
Price:
$2,990,000
City:
Hondo
Beds:
1
Baths:
2
Type:
Farm Ranch
MLS® #:
1241704
Provider:
Crowned Eagle Realty

The Ranch Is A Jewel Of The Hill Country, 325 +/- Acres Ag Exempt Property, Beautiful Views From ...

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Great Property In A Great Location. Minutes Nw...

$2,212,600
Helotes, TX
2 br, 2 ba, 148.00 acres Farm Ranch
Price:
$2,212,600
City:
Helotes
Beds:
2
Baths:
2
Type:
Farm Ranch
MLS® #:
1235893
Provider:
National Land Partners

Great Property In A Great Location. Minutes Nw Of San Antonio. 148 Acres With Beautiful Live Oa...

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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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