Wilson County, Texas

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Wilson County, Texas

Wilson County is located on the Upper Coastal Plains with mostly sandy soils. Also features San Antonio River and Cibolo Creek. Local economy consists of agribusiness, oil and gas, commuters to San Antonio and part of the San Antonio metro area.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.1M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $6.5M
Total Listings 104
Avg. Days On Market 120
Avg. Price/SQFT $441

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Where is Wilson County, Texas?

  • Wilson County is on the upper coastal plain of South Texas. The county seat and largest city is Floresville, which is thirty miles southeast of San Antonio. Four major highways serve the county, U.S. highways 87 and 181 and State highways 97 and 123. Wilson County covers 807 miles with an elevation of 300 to 600 feet above sea level. 
  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 42,918. The county is named after James Charles Wilson. Wilson County is part of the San Antonio–New Braunfels, Texas, metropolitan statistical area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Guadalupe County (north)
  • Gonzales County (northeast)
  • Karnes County (southeast)
  • Atascosa County (southwest)
  • Bexar County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Wilson County

  •  Floresville holds an annual Pony Express Ride, and hosts Heritage Days in the spring.
  • As part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Rancho de las Cabras represents a portion of the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Texas. Spanish for “Goat Ranch,” this area was developed in the 1750s as livestock grazing lands to provide food for Mission Espada, 30 miles to the north, in present-day San Antonio.

  • Built in 1887 and used as an active jail until 1974, this museum is located on the Wilson County Courthouse square. Although modern utilities have been added, the original jail floor plan and jail cells remain intact.
  • The Wilson County Courthouse, constructed in 1884 and serving as the current seat of Wilson County government, was designed by notable San Antonio architect Alfred Giles.

Farming and Ranching in Wilson County

  • The climate is subtropical subhumid, with mild winters and warm summers. Temperatures in January range from an average low of 40° to an average high of 65° F and in July range from 74° to 96° F. The growing season averages 280 days per year, with the last freeze in February and the first freeze in early December. Crops include peanuts, hay, sorghum, oats, wheat, corn, watermelons, peaches, and pecans.
  •  In 2002 the county had 2,157 farms and ranches covering 446,157 acres, 44 percent of which were devoted to pasture and 44 percent to crops. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $42,707,000; crop sales accounted for $35,109,000 of the total. Cattle, dairy products, hogs, poultry, peanuts, sorghum, corn, vegetables, watermelons, and fruit were the chief agricultural products. 
 

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