San Marcos

I took these photos of downtown San Marcos in 2016 and 2019 for the Local and Community History class I taught at Texas State University. The purpose was to teach students to observe the wide variety of historical elements around them—the bits and pieces of everyday life in a historical context. This is really the genesis of the broader regional study now known as Texas History Along the Way.

2016, 2019

San Marcos, Hays County, Texas

Texas Legislature organized Hays County in 1848 and named San Marcos as the county seat

Town center laid out in 1851

Population in 2010 was 64,776