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Castroville
Medina County, Texas

ZipCodes
78009

Motto
The Little Alsace of Texas



Page Contents for Castroville, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Castroville is approximately 2,303 2000, 2680 2010.
The approximate number of families is 859 1990, 1024 2010.
The amount of land area in Castroville is 6.312 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.015 sq kilometers.
The distance from Castroville to Washington DC is 1462 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 95 miles. (as the crow flies)
Castroville is positioned 29.34 degrees north of the equator and 98.87 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Castroville elevation is 760 feet above sea level.
Castroville median income is $ 51,007 2000.
The Castroville median home price is $ 88,700 2000.
Castroville average annual rainfall is 30 inches per year
The average winter temperature is 55 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 75 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 82 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 65 degrees F.

Location

22 miles west and slightly south of San Antonio. Here is a map page for Castroville.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Castroville. Also try this history page for additional information.

Castroville was named for Henri Castro who was awarded a land grant on 15 January 1842. He then purchased more land because he wanted to start a settlement on the Medina River. On 2 September 1844, he left San Antonio with a small group of Alsatian colonists to find a place to settle. The place they chose was a level area along the river with many pecan trees and greenery. Though the settlement had many trials with animals, the weather, plagues of locusts and cholera, and raids by Comanches and Mexicans, they persisted. The lots were laid out with farming plots included in each one. Castro named most streets after his friends, relatives and European capitals. A church was built early on with more being built soon thereafter. By 1854 there was an operating school in town. Within a few years more, a number of businesses had opened up in Castroville.
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Attractions

Little Alsace of Texas. over 120 historic buildings, including the St. Louis Church on the square, built in the 1800's.

Kelly Air Force Base 12 miles

See the government page for information about the Castroville Municipal Airport

Learn more about Castroville at this informative site.

The Alsatian Dancers

Here is another website all about Castroville

Landmark Inn - State Historical Site

View photos of Castroville in this photo gallery.

Castroville Regional Park
816 Alsace Street
On The Medina River
The park has 126 wooded acres on the river with an RV park, pool, pavilions, camping, BBQ, tennis, vollyball, soccer, playgrounds and much more.
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Castroville City Government

Castroville Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 803
Castroville, Texas 78009
Phone: 830 538-2853


Castroville Airport information
Castroville Municipal Airport, old Kelly Aux. Field no. 3, 5000 by 150 paved runway with four taxiways to the ramp area.Airport supports business jets, and turboprops and other twin andsingle engine aircraft. Cessna Pilot Center, Fixed base operator"Castroville Airport, Inc." aircraft maintenance, T-hangarstorage, open T-hangars, tie-down spaces and fuel service.Transits welcome. Unicom 122.8, all traffic patterns onon east side of runway. Traffic Pattern altitude 1600 for allaircraft.

Castroville Chamber

Castroville Area Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 572
802 London St.
Castroville, Texas 78009
Phone: 830-538-3142
Toll-free: 800-778-6775
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Castroville Organizations

Castroville Area Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 572
802 London St.
Castroville, Texas 78009
Phone: 830-538-3142
Toll-free: 800-778-6775
Email

Castroville Libraries

Castroville Library
802 London Street
Castroville, Texas
Phone: 830-931-4095
fax: 830-931-9050

Castroville Schools

Medina Valley ISD
Administration Office
8449 FM 471 South
Castroville, Texas 78009
Phone: 830-931-2243
Fax: 830-931-4050
The boundaries of Medina Valley ISD extend north to the Medina Lake area, south to Lytle and Natalia, west toward Hondo, and east to San Antonio. Castroville

Miscellany

The population of Castroville was:
1914 - 700
1931 - 325
1936 - 787
1940 - 867
1953 - 992
1962 - 1,508
1979 - 2,146
1989 - 2,037
1990 - 2,159
2000 - 2,303

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