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CIBOLO SETTLEMENT, TEXAS. Cibolo Settlement, a ghost town on Cibolo Creek in Comal County, was established in 1846, when a road was blazed from New Braunfels to the Pedernales River. The route followed the Old San Antonio Road southwest to the Cibolo and then followed an old Indian trail over the only convenient passage from the prairie over the Balcones Escarpment. Teamsters plying between New Braunfels and Fredericksburg settled in the fertile valley. Cibolo is reported to have been the site of a community school in the 1850s and 1860s, but its fate is unknown.


Lillian Penshorn, A History of Comal County (M.A. thesis, Southwest Texas State Teachers College, 1950).

Oscar Haas


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

Oscar Haas, "CIBOLO SETTLEMENT, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 02, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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