Cuero

Located along the Guadalupe River beneath the majestic oaks is the historic town of Cuero, rich with history and architecture. Cuero was officially recognized as a town in 1873, although it had been a major stopping point along the famous Chisholm Trail cattle route to Kansas long before its founding due to its proximity to the sustaining Guadalupe River. Cuero is named after Cuero Creek, which the Spanish had called Arroyo del Cuero, or “Creek of the Rawhide,” in reference to the Indians’ practice of tanning cattle at the banks of the creek bed.

The population of Cuero grew considerably after many people followed the river up to the area from Indianola, shortly after the Port of Indianola was devastated by hurricanes. Cuero thrived for many years off of turkey ranching in the area, and has since been known as the unofficial “Turkey Capital of the World,” celebrating the famous Turkeyfest annually. Don’t miss out on the amazing history, food, fun and fellowship that Cuero has to offer... come to enjoy Cuero, but stay to enjoy the stories of the past!

Did you know?

  • The Cuero Heritage Museum is home to the largest juice reamer exhibit in the United States.
  • Cuero is the Wildflower capital of Texas.
  • Cuero is considered to be one of the top cattle producers and shipper in Texas.

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