Medina County, Texas

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Medina County, Texas
Medina county tx courthouse.jpg
The Medina County Courthouse in Hondo
Map of Texas highlighting Medina County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1848
Named for Medina River
Seat Hondo
Largest city Hondo
 • Total 1,335 sq mi (3,458 km2)
 • Land 1,325 sq mi (3,432 km2)
 • Water 9.2 sq mi (24 km2), 0.7%
 • (2010) 46,006
 • Density 35/sq mi (14/km²)
Congressional district 23rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Medina County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 46,006.[1] Its county seat is Hondo.[2] The county is named for the Medina River.

The Medina Dam, the fourth largest in the nation when completed in 1913, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3] The irrigation project, creating Medina Lake, was built by 1500 skilled workers who worked in shifts operating 24 hours a day to complete the dam in two years.

Medina County is part of the San Antonio, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,335 square miles (3,460 km2), of which 1,325 square miles (3,430 km2) is land and 9.2 square miles (24 km2) (0.7%) is water.[4]

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  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Ruben E. Ochoa, "Medina County", Handbook of Texas Online, accessed 3 August 2010
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Holt, Jr., C.L.R. (1959). Geology and ground-water resources of Medina County, Texas [U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 1422]. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.
  • Castro Colonies Heritage Association, The History of Medina County, Texas, Dallas, TX: National Share Graphics, 1983).
  • Houston B. Eggen, History of Public Education in Medina County, Texas, 1848–1928 (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1950).
  • Cyril Matthew Kuehne, S.M., Ripples from Medina Lake, San Antonio, TX: Naylor, 1966.
  • Bobby D. Weaver, Castro's Colony: Empresario Development in Texas, 1842–1865, College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1985.

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Coordinates: 29°21′N 99°07′W / 29.35°N 99.11°W / 29.35; -99.11