Cuero

Cuero is a classic Texas town, proud of its history, proud to share that legacy, and proud to be progressive as it looks to the future.

Wide streets with stately oak trees shading the picturesque homes and buildings reflect the period of colorful Texas history beginning when the first settlers chose the area in the mid 1800's. The charming mixture of old and modern attracts visitors to tours, reunions and other special events all year 'round.

As Cuero became known for its great turkey industry around the turn of the century, the city was rocketed to national prominence and began celebrating the famous Turkey Trot festivals. Now, in memory of those days, it has been celebrated as Turkeyfest and will observe its 26th anniversary the second week in October 1998.

Cuero is the county seat of DeWitt County and its courthouse, built in 1896, is ranked as one of Texas' most beautiful. Photographers are delighted with the magnificent structure, especially when they see it at night. It is completely outlined with sparkling lights, a project made possible by the generous patrons of Cuero.

There are more than 25 churches in Cuero with several established before 1900. Two museums displa historical artifacts of the city and the county. A log cabin built by Alsatian immigrants has been moved to the grounds of the DeWitt County Historical Museum. The Cuero Heritage Museum is in the beautiful old Federal Building and is also home of the Chamber of Commerce. These two structures are among the more than 50 listed in state and national historical records.

A major hospital complex is a proud addition to Cuero's quality of life. The City of Cuero is also completing a million dollar rehabilitation of its park complex through a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Visit Cuero and find a big welcome. "Texas Friendly is always spoken here!"

For more information:
Cuero Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture
124 E. Church Street
Cuero, Texas 77954
(512) 275-2112
http://www.cuero.org/.