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|Wilson County was established
by an act of the legislature on February 13, 1860. It was cut
from Bexar and Karnes counties, and named for Somervell
expedition member and legislator, James C. Wilson. Sutherland
Springs was designated the county seat, and Dr. G. J. Houston,
one of the first residents of La Vernia, was appointed as
commissioner to organize the new county.|
|At the Constitutional
Convention in 1868-69qv legislators voted to alter the
boundary between Wilson and Guadalupe counties. The
legislature also approved a measure to change the name of the
county from Wilson to Cibolo County, but the name was never
applied. Another boundary adjustment in 1874 increased the
area of the county, and the name was changed back to Wilson
|By 1867 Wilson County had three
schools, five churches (two Protestant and three Catholic),
and two mills. Crops included cotton, corn, sugar cane,
tobacco, and potatoes. But the mainstay of the economy, as
before the war, remained livestock, principally horses,
cattle, and sheep. The greatest spur to the county's growth
came from completion of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass
Railway, which reached Floresville in 1886. The railroad not
only brought new settlers, but also increased access to
markets, which in turn helped to bolster the growth of the
economy and encourage more diversified
Cities, Towns and
* Carpenter * Floresville * La
Vernia * Lodi * Nixon (mostly in Gonzales County) * Poth *
* Saspamco * Stockdale *
Sutherland Springs *
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