This site is being developed so all of us can share photos that contain a bit about family and county history. We are looking for photos of:
(1) old time Frio County communities and historical areas,
(2) old time ancestral family photos -- share your family photos with all our Frio County Web Site visitors, plus, you may be providing an unknown relative with a glimpse of their family past, and
(3) old time homestead photos. By this I mean the farm, ranch, home, etc., where your ancestors lived or worked.
If your willing to share part of your family history please contact us at Frio County GenWeb Coordinator so we can discuss how this can best be accomplished.
Frio County Court House before the third floor was removed in 1938. This photo was copied from a "post card."
Frio County Court House as it currently looks.
Pearsall Peanut Monument
Old Pearsall Jail as it currently looks. This building also houses the Pearsall Chamber of Commerce operation.
1895 Frio County Map
Another Frio County Court House Picture
Old Frio City Jail. Built in 1872, it is said that some of the more famous occupants of this jail were: Sam Bass, Jesse & Frank James, and O'Henry (William Sydney Porter).
Big Foot Church
Big Foot Tree
School Photo ca. 1920 John, I have attached a picture that we just scanned. The picture has suffered some damage along the way, but still identifiable.I believe the picture originally was my grandmother's (Nettie Abigail Jones Shoemake), so I think it could be a Big Foot school photo. I think two of the boys on the front row are Shoemakes, but otherwise can't identify anyone. The picture would have been taken in the early 1920's. I would like to have it posted to the Frio County site to see if someone can identify it. Thanks, Ann Bowman
Jones, Winters, Whitley, and Reynolds Willis Morgan Jones, b. 4/4/1897, d. 3/21/1959 Buried in Old Alice Cemetery, Alice, TX, on the right is Johnnie D. Winters, b. 1911? d.????. Behind Willis is Katy Whitley, and behind Johnnie is Mary Reynolds. This picture was taken in Bigfoot, TX. Contribution by Cindy Wager
Jones Family Willis Morgan Jones and his children Dorothy Mae Jones, b. 01/22/1927, d. 10/25/1999, and on the right is Willis Maureen "Billie" Jones, b. 06/26/1930, d. 12/08/1977. Contribution by: Cindy Wager
Cowboys of the Past - Tafolla, Vinton, Mancha Contribution by Joe Tafolla
Alvin Alonzo Silvey, born April 24, 1878 in Campbell County, Ga., died Sept 1, 1930 and believed to be buried in Devine, TX. Lived most of his life in Frio County, TX on a Ranch. (Contribution by Paul Silvey)
Laxton Winters, 84 years old in 2000, sits in the Bigfoot Museum. He is the last surviving member of the Winters family, which was among the largest in Bigfoot, TX
Tafolla Family & Others Picture taken in San Antonio - Circa 1887. Contribution by Joe Tafolla
Tafolla Family Reunion - 1940 Contribution by Joe Tafolla
Some Frio County photos found on the web
Taylor Family - 1960, at the Old Taylor Ranch, Frio Town, TX
Ben and Minerva Slaughter
Sam Barlow Family. Contribution by Barbara Finney
Jacal located on unknown Frio County Ranch c. 1890s. Jacales housed the working ranch hands known as "Peones."