Castroville is a city in Medina County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,680 at the 2010 census. Prior to 1893, Castroville was the first county seat of Medina County. Castroville is known for its influential Alsatian-Texan architecture, people, and culture.
Castroville Texas was founded in 1844 by Henri Castro, a French impresario and close associate of Sam Houston. Castro recruited many of the colonists for his new town from the Alsace region of northeastern France. Over the years, these settlers would build a community that more closely resembled a European village than a frontier town in Texas. (information gathered through the tour-Texas.com website)
Castroville is located in Medina County located west of San Antonio Texas, township is influenced by the Alsatian-Texan Architecture and culture. Castroville is like walking through history with many European style buildings that still remain standing today turned into homes, shops and restaurants.
The City of Castroville is served by the Medina Valley Independent School District and Saint Louis Catholic School (pre-k through 5th grade).