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Get To Know Cuero: The Turkey Capital of the World

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Cuero’s story begins when it was founded in 1873, an unruly place until the arrival of Indianola residents following the devastating hurricanes of 1875 and 1886. Many Indianola homes and businesses were disassembled and moved inland to Cuero. Cuero was a bustling city by the turn of the century. Much of the beautiful architecture from that era still remains. Over 50 buildings and homes, most notably the DeWitt County Courthouse, are registered on the state and national registers of historic places. Driving tours of historic structures and unique murals sprinkled throughout local businesses are available at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center.

5026145016_999fb02a49_oPhoto: Flickr/Dana Smith

Visitors can learn about the history of our region by visiting our four museums.  The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, the Cuero Heritage Museum, the DeWitt County Historical Museum, and the Pharmacy and Medical Museum of Texas. Our DeWitt County Courthouse is another historical treasure that you will want to visit.

Cuero Courthouse (1)Photo: Courtesy of Cuero Chamber of Commerce Agriculture & Visitor’s Center

Cuero is a community full of annual events. Beginning in the spring, Cuero and DeWitt County celebrate the natural beauty of Texas wildflowers.  Over 1,000 different flora species have been cataloged in the county. Each April, color-coded route maps that help visitors find the best views of wildflowers are available at the Wildflower Headquarters located at the Cuero Chamber of Commerce Agriculture & Visitor’s Center located at 210 East Main Street. In July, the Annual Fourth of July Celebration, held at the Cuero Park Pavilion and sponsored by Grace Episcopal Church, is a wholesome community-wide event filled with old-fashioned booths and activities such as a dunking booth, watermelon seed spitting contest and hula hoop contests to keep everyone – no matter what their age-busy and entertained.  End your evening with the highlight of the day, a beautiful fireworks display held at dusk at the City Park.

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