San Marcos is located on the I35 corridor and is the Hays County seat. Founded on the banks of the San Marcos River, the area is thought to be among the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the Americas. San Marcos is home to Texas State University and the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. In 2010, San Marcos was listed in Business Week‘s fourth annual survey of the “Best Places to Raise your Kids”. In 2013 and 2014, the Census Bureau named it the fastest-growing city in the United States. In December 2013, it was named number nine on Business Insider‘s list of the “10 Most Exciting Small Cities In America”.
San Marcos is situated on the Balcones Fault, the boundary between the Hill Country to the west and the Coastal Plains to the east. Along the fault, many springs emerge, such as San Marcos Springs, which forms Spring Lake and is the source of the San Marcos River. The San Marcos River and the Blanco River are part of the Guadalupe watershed, and flow through the city, along with Cottonwood Creek, Purgatory Creek, Sink Creek, and Willow Springs Creek.
San Marcos is home to Texas State University, a multi-disciplinary public research university that was established in 1899.
San Marcos is served by the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District
- San Marcos High School
- San Marcos Baptist Academy, a private high school.
- Middle Schools: Doris Miller Middle School and Owen Goodnight Middle School
- Elementary Schools: Hernandez Elementary School, Mendez Elementary School, Crockett Elementary School, Travis Elementary School, Bowie Elementary School, and DeZavala Elementary School.
- Pre-Kindergarden: Bonham Pre-K.
Fun Things To Do:
- San Marcos is also home to Aquarena Center
- Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
- San Marcos National Fish Hatchery and Aquatic Resource Center
- A. E. Wood Texas Fish Hatchery
- San Marcos Nature Center
- Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos
- Indigenous Cultures Institute.
- George Strait
- Wesley Blake
- Roy Head
- Paul Goldschmidt
- and President Lyndon Johnson #36, graduated from Texas State
- and a whole bunch more
Thank you Wikipedia for the excellent information! San Marcos Government Website