Welcome To San Juan, Texas
Located along the historic Oblate Trail, San Juan has been an important part of Rio Grande Valley history for over 100 years. Antique maps of the region refer to nearby locations along the Rio Grande River as San Juan del Rio Banco, San Juan del Rio Ranch, San Juan Hacienda and San Juan Plantation. Although folklore touts San Juan plantation owner John Closner as the inspiration behind naming our city “San Juan”, there were other entities within the region that hold the name San Juan within its title. Perhaps due to the deep religious meaning behind the worship of Saint John the Baptist, early local settlers chose to honor this saint by naming several locations after him. The Rio San Juan, for example, is a major tributary river south of the border that empties into the Rio Grande River approximately 45 miles upstream. The naming of several royal Spanish land grants included the name “San Juan” in their titles, such as San Juan de Carricitos.
709 S. Nebraska St., San Juan, TX 78589