Floresville is named for
early rancher, Don Francisco Flores de Abrego, who
established his ranch about six miles northwest in 1832.
In 1833 this ranch became the heart and nucleus of
today's present town. This city is founded on land
donated by the generous Flores family.
Floresville is the current
Wilson County seat, and has been so since 1885.
boasts a productive growing season of some 285 days!! This temperate climate makes this
city and surrounding communities a marketing point for
watermelons, flax, cotton, beef cattle, dairy and poultry
The popular Little
Peanut Statue located at the local courthouse lawn
recognizes peanut crops productive growth in this area.
Canary Islanders Cemetery-
Established prior to 1732
by islanders who formed the first organized civil
settlement in Texas at San Fernando de Bexar, which is
now San Antonio. Several Texas families can trace
their lineage from these history making colonists.
Located off the U.S. 181 some two blocks north at Texas
97/F,M. 536 intersection (Plum & 10th St.,).