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Home to approximately 100,000 friendly people, San Angelo has something for everyone. It is home to three lakes, and the Concho River which runs right through the heart of the city. Unique to our area waters are our beautiful Concho Pearls. San Angelo is the place to come for good times, excellent educational and medical facilities, and just about every recreational activity under the sun. We are the home of Angelo State University, and Goodfellow Air Force Base.Our city offers a diverse mixture of arts and culture, to include San Angelo Ballet, San Angelo Symphony, San Angelo Civic Theatre, ASU…
In 1867 the United States Cavalry established Fort Concho along the banks of the river. The fort was built to protect frontier settlements, patrol and map the vast West Texas region, and quell hostile threats in the area. An enterprising merchant and businessman, Bart J. DeWitt, began a settlement across from the fort in 1870. Initially called Santa Angela in honor of his wife, the town grew into a community that provided services to Fort Concho. In 1881, residents unfamiliar with proper Spanish grammar corrupted the name to San Angela. The name was later changed in 1883 by the U.S.…