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Join us in celebrating Cuero’s sesquicentennial, a year long celebration of the City of Cuero’s 150th anniversary of incorporation. We encourage you to pay tribute to the past, be thankful for the present, and to look forward to our bright future.


Cuero's Official 150th Birthday Celebration


Cuero Public Library, Market Pavilion
207 E. Main, Downtown Cuero

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Downtown Farmer's Market on Main

9:00 AM - NOON

Car Show on 100 Block of East Main w/ DJ Tony 50s - 60s Music! Wear Your Poodle Skirt!

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Rusty Steins

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Matt Thigpen

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mitchell Crain

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Devyn Whittington

6:15 PM

Mayor's Speech & Cuero Main Street 10 Year Anniversary Rededication Ceremony

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Jarrod Birmingham - FREE CONCERT

Food Trucks: Overstreet, 5D Travelin' Tavern & More

Cuero Public Library, Market Pavilion
207 E. Main, Downtown Cuero

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Learn more about Cuero's past by reading the 150th anniversary proclamation



Cuero 150 is a year-long celebration dedicated to Cuero and all of her glory for reaching the age of 150. Spearheaded by Amber Fitts Jones, Museum Manager for the Cuero Heritage Museum and the Pharmacy & Medical Museum of Texas, with the help of the Cuero 150 Years Celebration Committee, celebrations have been planned throughout 2023 to commemorate the joyous occasion of Cuero’s 150th Anniversary. Sponsorships are available.

The City of Cuero was officially chartered by the State of Texas on April 23, 1873 when the Home Rule Charter was adopted. This April Cuero will celebrate its 150th anniversary.

As Cuero turns 150, it is not only time to think of the history of our founding fathers, but of the history that Cuero residents make each and every day. Cuero 150 isn’t just a celebration of our history and heritage, but of our glorious present and our bright future.

Celebrations have been planned throughout 2023 to commemorate the joyous occasion of Cuero’s 150th Anniversary. The Main Event will be held at the Downtown Market Pavilion on March 25th in coordination with Downtown Farmers Market on Main. The day will consist of a car show, a host of local entertainment, and a free street dance with Jarrod Birmingham.

Anyone wanting to add their event in honor of the 150th Anniversary can be added to our event list. To add your event to the official event calendar please contact Amber Fitts Jones at (361) 485-8090.

Complete a trip to Cuero by partaking in our famous Southern hospitality. There are a number of different accommodations available. Click here for accommodations. 

If you would like to become a Sesquicentennial Community Sponsor, fill out the sponsor form and return it to the City of Cuero, P.O. Box 660, Cuero, TX 77954; Attn: City Finance. Payment can be sent with the form and 150th Celebration in the memo, or you may request an invoice. On behalf of the city of Cuero, the Mayor and City Council, we sincerely thank you for your support, consideration, and contributions in advance. For questions, please call (361) 485-8090.

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Past Slide 1

1825 - 1871

DeWitt County, settled in 1825 by Empressario Green DeWitt in a land grant from Mexico for 400 families, held the communities of Clinton, Cameron, and Cuero, was legally established in 1846. And, in 1871, Gustav Schleicher, John C. French, Charles Terrell, and Fletcher Stockdale formed the Cuero Land & Immigration Co to sell lots in the township and partnered with Charles Morgan to build the Gulf Western Texas and Pacific Railway from Indianola west to San Antonio.

Past Slide 2

March 4, 1873

The first passenger train arrived in Cuero with many of the passengers buying lots in Cuero with plans to open a business or build a home. Following this, Morgantown developed on 100 acres of railroad property including an area bordered by Morgan east of Esplanade, which was the first residential neighborhood with the second neighborhood, Centennial Town Addition, bordered by Morgan west of Esplanade Streets.

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1873 - 1876

In April 1873, the Texas Legislature provided for the election of Mayor, Recorder, Marshal, and five (5) Alderman with the election scheduled for June 1873. Election results Mayor R.J. Jones, G. Schliecher, O.L. Threlkeld, Wm. Housman, C.M. Sherman, andL. Greuss, Town Marshall R.P. Carr and Recorder Bess McCullough.

In 1876, Cuero was named the DeWitt County seat.

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Growth & Prosperity

The town of Cuero grew due to the railroad and the exodus of many families from Indianola due to the two hurricanes in 1875 and 1886 with an 1890 population of 2,442. In the first three decades of the 1900s, Cuero’s growth and prosperity continued based on manufacturing as well as it being an agricultural hub with cotton as the major crop. Schools, churches, and businesses were established with the town thriving. Cuero became a major gathering point for ranchers driving their cattle herds north along the Chisholm Trail to market in Kansas and Missouri.

Cuero became known for the production of turkeys and celebrated with a three-day event in November known as Turkey Trot which continues today as Cuero Turkeyfest in October.

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Visit Our Cuero Museums to Learn More About Cuero History

Present Slide 1

Cruise into Cuero, Texas and you’ll be greeted by chirping birds, thousands of colorful wildflowers nodding in the wind, and the shimmering Guadalupe River! Head into its charming and historic downtown and you’ll find an abundance of shops and restaurants, as well as numerous eye-catching murals. Cuero is a welcoming, vibrant community and we invite you to discover what makes this charming city so unique.

Present Slide 2

Cuero was nominated by Budget Travel Magazine in 2010 as one of the “Coolest Small Towns in America,” for its fun festivals, outdoor adventure, and a Texas-size serving of history. Located just 90 miles southeast of San Antonio, Cuero is a great place to visit if you love Texas history, the scenic beauty of the Lone Star State, or if you’re looking for an unforgettable weekend getaway.

Cuero is also a designated Scenic City, Playful USA City, a Go Texan Certified Retirement Community and Preserve America Community.

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With its history, charming downtown area, and scenic parks, it’s easy to understand why Cuero is one of the “Coolest Small Towns in America.” Join us as we celebrate 150 Years in 2023 with events, celebrations and more!

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When you join us in celebrating our 150th Anniversary you can stay right here in Cuero and experience hospitality like you’ve never experienced before!


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