2000 Census - 591
Falls City Texas History:
In 1886, the San Antonio and Aransas Pas Railroad built the Brackenridge switch and depot at the site of current day Falls City. A community grew up around the depot. In 1887, the Skiles Post Office was established a mile west of the depot. In 1893 the post office was moved closer to the depot on the east side of the San Antonio River. The communities of Brackenridge and Skiles merged and the resulting community was named Falls City. Panna Maria and Cestohowa residents moved to Falls City to be closer to the railroad, contributing to the town’s growth. Area Polish-American farmers conducted most of their business in Falls City. By 1985 Falls City had a general store, two saloons, a lumberyard, a hotel, two livery stables and a steam mill and cotton gin. Falls City incorporated in 1946. The discovery of oil aided the town’s growth. In 1958, uranium was discovered near Tordilla hill, ten miles west of town. By the mid-1970s the town’s residents were seriously divided over the uranium mining; many claimed the mining contaminated the land and water. Most of the uranium mining had ended by 1993. Falls City is located at the intersection of U.S. 181 and FM 791, 6 miles southeast of Cestohowa, 10 miles northwest of Karnes City, 16 miles northwest of Kenedy, 9 miles northwest of Panna Maria, 48 miles northwest of Goliad, 41 miles west of Yorktown, 37 miles east of Pleasanton, 48 miles northeast of Three Rivers, 61 miles southwest of Gonzales, and 45 miles south of Seguin, 14.5 miles southeast of Floresville, and 44 miles southeast of San Antonio, Texas.
San Antonio River – Historic Conquista Crossing:
This historic river ford was located at the junction of the Laredo Road and the road to Goliad County on the west bank of the San Antonio River. By 1867, the road sat at the junction of at least three roads, two of which are designated routes of the El Camino Real de los Tejas. Wagon tracks can be seen on both sides of the river. The crossing is located west of Falls City.
Falls City Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. (830) 254-3361. 206 North Irvin Street.
South Texas Renegades Semi-Pro Football Team, Runge, Texas:
The team plays the South Texas Bonecrushers from Corpus Christi, the San Antonio Ravens, the San Antonio All Stars, Austin’s ATX Tigers, and San Antonio’s Alamo City Cowboys. There are many semi-pro football teams in Texas.
South Texas Trail Riders Ride, Corpus Christi to San Antonio, Feb 4 – Feb 12, 2016:
This group hosts an annual covered wagon trail ride from Corpus Christi to the San Antonio Livestock & Rodeo. This annual trail ride begins with registration in Edroy, Texas. On Thursday, February 4, riders register at Ed Cot Co-Op Gin in Edroy (5019 CR 51, 78370). On Friday the group rides 19.9 miles from Edroy to Tynan. Lunch is at Hartzendorf Gin on FM 796. They will spend the night in Tynan at the recreation center. On Saturday they ride 19 miles and lunch at the Skidmore Fire Department on the corner of 4th and East Refugio Streets. They spend the night at the Beeville Coliseum, 214 South FM 351. On Sunday they ride 21 miles to Pettus. Monday’s 22.5 mile ride takes them to Kenedy. Lunch is at the Waylon Rouse Ranch on CR 743. They spend the night at the Karnes County Show Barn, located on U.S. 181, between Kenedy and Karnes City, and adjacent to Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital. On Tuesday, they ride 15.5 miles to Falls City. Wednesday’s 18.1 mile ride takes them to Floresville where they will overnight at the Wilson County Show Barn, 435 SH 97 East. They lunch in Poth, Texas. On Thursday, they ride 13.8 miles to the Bexar County Sheriffs Posse Arena, 11755 South Foster Road, 78223. Various organizations host meals, dances and live entertainment in each host city. The group also hosts shorter trail rides to other small Texas towns. Current contact information is available on their website.
This company makes sausages for retail sale and an offers in-store dining area. (830) 254-3241. 109 Front Street, 78113. Email
Shorty’s Place Restaurant:
They serve good steaks including a 32 ounce sirloin. (830) 254-3322. 7901 U.S. 181. Reviews