McMullen County Historical Commission

 In 1828 two determined men from Ireland, James McGloin and John McMullen received an empressario contract from Mexico to colonize an assigned territory on the west side of the Nueces River. This included McMullen County.
 
The area was mainly open ranges covered with prickly pear, mesquite, oaks, catclaw, jujillo and huisache. Along with wild mustangs and longhorn cattle, were the outlaws and bandits roaming the land and wreacking havoc.  It was so dense and isolated, settlers were leery to ventre into this wilderness.
 
The area remained isolated and unprotected until 1858. It was then that "Dogtown" came into existence later becoming present day, Tilden.
The McMullen County Historical Commission is pleased to present it's first website.
 
We look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions.
 
Our current members include:
 
Jayne Varga-Chair
Betty Dickinson-Vice Chair
Gracie Quintanilla-Treasurer
Jane Wheeler-Secretary
Cecile Stanley-Board Member
Tim Jambers-Board Member
Michael Miles-Board Member
Verleen Franklin-Honorary Member
 
 

HISTORICAL MARKER PROGRAM

SOUTH  TEXAS
RANCH & HERITAGE CENTER....COMING SOON

MUSEUM

 
We are grateful to our many donors and would like to recognize your generous contributions
 

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