The Biggest City in Texas 150 Years Ago
What is the largest city in Texas? There are several possibilities, but Dallas is likely to come in first. This state is in the South Central United States, and it is expected to be home to about 29 million people by 2020. Although the state is big, it is not particularly diverse. One of its most distinctive features is the large number of oil refineries that dot its landscape. It is also home to the largest number of universities in the country.
San Antonio, Texas is the second largest city in Texas and the seventh largest in the United States. It is the county seat of Bexar County and covers over 400 square miles. The city lies in the southeast of the Texas Hill Country and on the northern edge of the South Texas region. There are many attractions in San Antonio, including the Alamo. The city has a vibrant arts and entertainment scene, and it has long been an important center for international business.
While the population of Houston is larger today than it was in the late 1870s, the area was still fairly rural. The Civil War was affecting urban development, particularly the transportation of passengers on stagecoach and wagon. However, Stacker managed to compile a list of the biggest cities in Texas 150 years ago based on Census Bureau data from 1870. This data was previously only available as a PDF.