About This Place
Von Ormy (pronounced /vɒn ɑrmi/ "von army") is a city located in southwest Bexar County, Texas, United States. It has been known as Von Ormy since the late 1880s. Prior to 1880, the community was known as Mann's Crossing, Garza's Crossing, Medina Crossing, and Paso de las Garzas. The former settlements of Kirk, Texas and Bexar, Texas were absorbed into Von Ormy by the early 1900s. Von Ormy lies along the Medina River at the crossing point of the historic Upper Laredo Camino Real. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Von Ormy is located at 29°17.14′N 98°38.84′W / 29.28567°N 98.64733°W / 29.28567; -98.64733.
Archeological findings show that Von Ormy has had continuous human habitation for an estimated 8000 years. The early historical record reveals that Spanish explorers encountered bands of Payaya Indians living in the present-day Von Ormy. During the eighteenth century, Lipan Apache and Comanche displaced the earlier native peoples along the Medina River valley. The Medina River and its tributaries were a source of food, flint, and other resources that drew native Texans to their banks.