Leon Springs, TX

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: June 18, 2020


Leon Springs is on Interstate 10 nineteen miles northwest of downtown San Antonio in northwestern Bexar County. In 1846 it was the site of a stagecoach stop operated by George von Pleve, a German nobleman and immigrant. A post office was established in 1857, and by 1885 the town had a steam cotton gin, a general store, two hotels, and a population of fifty. During World War I Leon Springs was the site of an officers' training camp. The post office was closed in 1918, and by the mid-1930s the population had fallen to twenty-five. The town began to grow again during World War II due to activity at Camp Stanley and Camp Bullis in the nearby Leon Springs Reservation. In 1946 the community had a population of 100. Subsequently, the number of residents remained steady, and in 1990 and 2000 the reported population was 137.

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

Christopher Long, “Leon Springs, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 28, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/leon-springs-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
June 18, 2020

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