SAN MARCOS

Population 29,883

Altitude 581

General

San Marcos is the seat of Hays County at the edge of the Hill Country. It was once the temporary site of two Spanish missions being relocated from East Texas because of French and Indian difficulties. It was laid out for Anglo-American settlers in 1851. Clear, cold San Marcos River rises from mammoth springs within the town: noted for profusion of both plant and animal aquatic life, the river is ranked among the world's most fertile.

White-tailed deer are numerous in the Hill Country. Hunters also take dove, quail, squirrel, fox and an occasional bobcat. Fishing is enjoyed year round in the San Marcos and nearby Blanco Rivers.

Home of San Marcos Baptist Academy and the alma mater of Lyndon B. Johnson, Southwest Texas State University, whose campus commands an impressive view of the city. Bed and breakfast accommodations are offered in the historic district. Shoppers can find bargains of 25% to 70% off many name brand labels daily at San Marcos Factory Shops and the Tanger Outlet Center south on I-35 at exit 200.

AQUARENA SPRINGS

BELVIN STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT

SAN MARCOS RIVER WALKWAY

SCENIC DRIVES

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER

WONDER WORLD

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