Crystal City, Texas

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Crystal City
City
The Zavala County Courthouse in Crystal City.
The Zavala County Courthouse in Crystal City.
Map of Crystal City
Map of Crystal City
Coordinates: 28°41′4″N 99°49′40″W / 28.68444°N 99.82778°W / 28.68444; -99.82778Coordinates: 28°41′4″N 99°49′40″W / 28.68444°N 99.82778°W / 28.68444; -99.82778
Country United States
State Texas
County Zavala
Government
 • Mayor Ricardo Lopez
Area
 • Total 3.6 sq mi (9 km2)
 • Land 3.6 sq mi (9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 558 ft (170 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 7,190
 • Density 2,000/sq mi (770/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code(s) 78839
Area code(s) 830
FIPS code 48-18020
GNIS feature ID 1355449

Crystal City is a city in the state of Texas in the United States. It is the county seat of Zavala County. About 7,446 people lived there in 2013.[1] The "San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad" stopped in Crystal City.[2]

Crystal City was home to a large internment camp in World War II.[3] It was the largest internment camp for Germans and those of German descent in the US.[3] Almost all the children and many of the wives interned here were American citizens.[3] Most were held here for four years.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Crystal City, Texas". City-data. Onboard Informatics. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  2. "San Antonio Uvalde and Gulf Railroad". Texas Transporation Museum. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 David Martin Davies (6 February 2015). "Texas Matters: The Secret History Of The Crystal City WWII Internment Camp". Texas Public Radio. Retrieved 7 April 2015.