Kingston Hot Springs

By: Janet Mace Valenza

Type: General Entry

Published: February 1, 1995

The Kingston Hot Springs are seven miles north of Ruidosa on the Rio Grande in Presidio County. Kingston is a small commercial resort developed around the 118-degree mineral-water spring. Annie Kingston bought the 1,200-acre property in 1896 so that a family member's arthritic condition might be helped by the water. She piped the water to three adobe bathhouses. In 1937 the Kingston family built seven cabins for accommodations. During the 1980s the springs were still owned by members of the Kingston family. At that time there were three individual soaking tubs in individual rooms in the bathhouse, and more than 1,000 people visited the resort each year.

Dallas Morning News, December 4, 1988. Houston Post, November 25, 1988. Texas Monthly, April 1987.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Janet Mace Valenza, “Kingston Hot Springs,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 26, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

February 1, 1995

Hot Springs
Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Presidio County
  • Latitude: 30.03835420°
  • Longitude: -104.59901460°