Terlingua  History  and  EARLY MAPS in the following links:

Historic Terlingua Maps

Origins of the Terlingua Name

Early Terlingua Post Offices














Terlingua, Texas has seen three major  thriving industries in its time: Farming and Ranching;  Mining (primarily mercury); and  Tourism.



Terlingua has had a continuous population of Anglos and Mexicans since the 1880’s, from the Terlingua Creek near the Rio Grande  stretching up to the higher igneous and limestone Mountains above the Terlingua Creek Water Shed.