Roma Population- 9,617  Altitude- 200


Founded in 1765, part of Jose de Escandon's Colony, around a mission established 16 years earlier.  On the banks of the Rio Grande, the town was an important riverboat shipping plant until the coming of railroads and highways.   (The Rio Grande is no longer navigable.)  Homes, stores, and ancient missions resemble a town lifted bodily from the interior of Mexico.  Producers of the film "Viva Zapata" chose Roma for the outdoor scenes.

Falcon State Recreation Park-

572.6 acres on shores of Falcon Reservoir offer cabins, boat docks, camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, trailer sites with electricity, rest rooms with showers, groceries, snack bar, and 3,500 foot airstrip.  About 14 miles northwest via U.S. 83 F.M. 2098, Park Road 46; also accessible from Zapata.  Admission.


Falcon Reservoir

Roma Historical Museum-

Changing exhibits trace influence of American, Spanish and Mexican cultures.  Historic arts and crafts.  Open Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.



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