San Marcos, Texas is an exciting, historic community in the heart of Central Texas midway between Austin and San Antonio. Founded in 1851 along the spring-fed San Marcos River, the city has actually attracted human beings for more than 12,000 years. Archaeologists have found artifacts of ancient native Americans who lived, fished and hunted along the banks. It has a unique multicultural heritage and history where Hispanic, African-American, German, Anglo and other cultural influences are a part of everyday life.
San Marcos is the home of the historic Hays County Courthouse built in 1909 and recently restored. It is located in the center of the Downtown Square and houses historic exhibits on the lower floors.
Texas State University (fourth largest university in the state of Texas) is centrally located in San Marcos. It is home to the Bobcat Stadium and the university participates in the NCAA Division I Sunbelt Conference.
The city offers over 2,100 acres of park land with miles of hike and bike trails, children’s parks, a skatepark, dog park, and beautiful public access to the river frontage. The San Marcos River is a popular destination in the Spring and Summer time. Visit Rio Vista Park and kayak or paddle in the river, or visit the deep watering hole. Spend some time at the Wonder World Cave and Adventure Park exploring the beauty of a natural cave with a guided tour of fossilized prehistoric life encased in the many strata formations and huge boulders suspended mid-air.
Major employers in San Marcos include: Amazon Fulfillment Center, Texas State University, Hays County ISD, Premium Outlets and Tanger Outlets.
San Marcos Consolidated ISD serves over 8,000 students in its high school, middle school, and elementary campuses. The high school offers students the ability to explore college and career opportunities through Advanced Academics (AP) courses, Career and Technology Education (CTE), Computer Science, World Languages, Academic Dual Credit (through Austin Community College) Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and Robotics.
San Marcos Chamber of Commerce
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