Carrizo Springs water tower
Location in the state of Texas
Carrizo Springs is a city in and the county seat of Dimmit County, Texas,United States. The population was 5,368 at the 2010 census. (2013 estimate 5,870.).
The name of the town comes from the local springs, which were named by the Spanish for the cane grass that once grew around them. It is the oldest town in Dimmit County. Artesian wells in the area are known for their pure, clean water. This water is often exported from Carrizo Springs for use asholy water.
Carrizo Springs lies along U.S. Route 83, approximately 82 miles northwest of Laredo and 45 miles north of the Mexican border. Route 83 intersectsU.S. Route 277 there. The name "Carrizo Springs" derives from similarly named springs in the area; the name is Spanish for a type of grass once common in the area. Founded in 1865 by settlers from Atascosa County, Carrizo Springs is the oldest community in the county.
Carrizo Springs, along with San Antonio, Uvalde, Crystal City, and Corpus Christi, was a major stop on the defunct San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad, a Class I line which operated from 1909 until it was merged into the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1956.
Carrizo Springs is served by the Carrizo Springs Consolidated Independent School District and home to the Carrizo Springs High School Wildcats.
The following schools serve students in the city:
Along U.S. Route 83 in Carrizo Springs
Along U.S. Route 277 in Carrizo Springs
Intersection of Highways 277 (west) and 83 (north) in Carrizo Springs
First Baptist Church on Main Street in Carrizo Springs
With its display of a large red Justin boot, the Circle V Ranch Center in Carrizo Springs reflects the western culture of the community
Lee's Steak House off U.S. 83 in Carrizo Springs