About This Place
Presidio is a city in Presidio County, Texas, United States. It stands on the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte), on the opposite side of the U.S.-Mexico border from Ojinaga, Chihuahua. The population was 4,167 at the 2000 census.
Presidio is on the Farm to Market Road 170, and Texas State Highway 67, 18 miles (29 km) south of Shafter in southern Presidio County. Presidio is about 240 miles from El Paso, which is the closest major city to this town.
The junction of the Conchos and Rio Grande rivers at Presidio was settled thousands of years ago by hunting and gathering Indians. By 1200 AD, the area Indians had adopted agriculture and lived in small, close-together settlements, which the Spaniards later called pueblos. See La Junta Indians