January 22, 2014
The Texas Independence Trail is one of the 10 Texas Heritage Trail Regions. Each trail is marked by highway signage installed and maintained by the Texas Highway Department. The intent of these highway markings is to support the historical heritage... More ›
December 26, 2013
William Waldo was one of the early burials in the Sutherland Springs Cemetery. He is best remembered for his help and contributions in assisting American immigrants from the Plains states of... More ›
December 4, 2013
In the month of August 1891, a young farmer named Edwards was plowing his field near Sutherland Springs. As he was going along, his plow hit a large solid object buried in the earth. On inspection... More ›
September 4, 2013
Historians look back in time and wonder what past events took place to bring us to where we are today. They attempt to solve the historic mysteries that link the past to the present. El Camino... More ›
June 26, 2013
Wilson County did not exist as an individual area prior to this period. However, it was an area which was greatly involved in the Texas Revolution of 1836. The majority of the county area as... More ›
January 30, 2013
By J.T. Jaeggli
July 14, 1971
It was called the land of the Chayopines by the Mission Padres and early citizens of Bexar for the Indian tribes that inhabited the surrounding region and were... More ›
December 26, 2012
The Beauregard Ranch was one of the earliest ranches established in Wilson County during the open range days prior to the American Civil War. It was located in the San Antonio River Valley and... More ›
December 19, 2012
Albuquerque was a small community in Wilson County located on the old San Antonio-Gonzales Road near Union Valley. This historic fight occurred on May 17, 1873, at the local blacksmith shop, between John Jack Helm and John Wesley Hardin. Both... More ›
September 7, 2010
In 1960, Wilson County celebrated its 100th birthday with great fanfare. As the centennial year drew to a close, the county interred a time capsule under the Wilson County Courthouse lawn, not... More ›
August 31, 2010
The deadline to submit a letter to the future for inclusion in the Wilson County Sesquicentennial time capsule is Wednesday, Sept. 15.
The Wilson County Sesquicentennial Committee invites... More ›
August 24, 2010
George Alston owns a farm in the Nockenut community near Stockdale. In 1975, he uncovered on his farm what appears to be a gravestone, he told local historian Shirley Grammer. The stone bears the year “1796” and an inscription.
“As best as we... More ›
August 17, 2010
As Wilson County’s sesquicentennial year comes to a close, plans are under way to dig up the a time capsule buried on the grounds of the Wilson County Courthouse in 1960. A ceremony will take... More ›
August 13, 2010
The Wilson County Sesquicentennial Committee announces an art contest and essay contest to be held on September 25, 2010. This is an opportunity for students in grades 4 through 12 to showcase their best art and writing skills. View the rules and... More ›
August 10, 2010
The Wilson County Sesquicentennial Committee invites letters from county residents to be included in a time capsule to be buried Sept. 25, as the county’s 150th birthday celebration draws to... More ›
August 3, 2010
This is the final part of the history of the Dewees Remschel House.
The house that you see today looks very different from its original appearance. Visualize a three-sided, two-story porch... More ›
July 27, 2010
This is part III of a multi-part history of the Dewees Remschel House.
After the death of Dr. Robert Taggert Knox in 1898, his wife sold the house in Gonzales, which later became known as... More ›
July 20, 2010
This is part II of a multi-part history of the Dewees Remschel House.
Dr. Robert Taggart Knox was born in Danville, Ky., in 1832, the second in a family of three children. He was raised in... More ›
July 13, 2010
This is part I of a multi-part history of the Dewees Remschel House.
Wilson County and the Wilson County Historical Society have had the good fortune of being bequeathed a historic home situated... More ›
July 6, 2010
Members of the third-grade class of the Kosciusko Independent School District gather for a group photo during the 1950-51 school year. Pictured are (back, from left) John Niemietz, Virgil Wiatrek, Sylvester Niemietz, Lorene Moy, Kathryn Kopecki... More ›
June 22, 2010
Descendants of the Wheeler-Butler family gather April 24 for a reunion in the Wheeler-Butler Cemetery in Wilson County. Family members formed an association and pay dues to maintain the cemetery. Pictured are (standing, from left) James Wheeler... More ›