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the rolling plains south of San Antonio,
Pearsall was the prehistoric home of a band
of Coahuittecans known as the Pachal. These
hunter-gatherers left us few archeological
remains of their harsh subsistence lifestyle.
several artesian wells in the area, one of
which was located present day Moreno Park
and later became the first permanent
habitation. A crossing on the Frio River
gave early access to this area and brought
the French explorer La Salle in 1685, the
Camino Real (The King's Highway) of Spanish
Texas Beginning in 1691 and in 1731 the
Canary Islanders on their way to San
The modern history of Pearsall began with
the railroad. On July 4, 1881, the first
passenger train pulled into town for the
sale of lots by the International Great
Northern Railroad. The town was named for
Thomas W. Pearsall, a vice-president of the
International Great Northern Railroad.
Although there is no recorded deed, the
first settler was probably William Eastwood,
who bought 500 acres on the west side of the
river at the upper Presidio Crossing.
Frio Town, the original Frio County seat and
place where Jesse and Frank James were
imprisoned, had most of its population move
to Pearsall to be near the railroad. In
1883, Pearsall was chosen as the new county
seat and was incorporated as a city in 1909.
We welcome you to read more about the
history of Frio County.
Located at the beginning of the Chisolm
Trail, Pearsall had cattle drives down the
main street, public hangings and unfenced
open range until 1887. Another interesting
historical fact: the Mexican General Santa
Anna camped near here on the way to victory
at the Alamo.
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