Medina County, Texas
|Medina County, Texas|
The Medina County Courthouse in Hondo
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Medina River|
|• 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%|
|• Density||35/sq mi (14/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
The Medina Dam, the fourth largest in the nation when completed in 1913, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 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.
- Bandera County (north)
- Bexar County (east)
- Atascosa County (southeast)
- Frio County (south)
- Uvalde County (west)
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Ruben E. Ochoa, "Medina County", Handbook of Texas Online, accessed 3 August 2010
- "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
- 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.
|Uvalde County||Bexar County|
|Frio County||Atascosa County|