Somerset (pop 1,645) is located off Loop 1604, fifteen miles from downtown San Antonio. Originally named for a settlement begun three miles south in Atascosa County, in 1848, the present site was named when First Townsite Company was formed in May 1909.

During the 1920s, farmers in the area turned from cotton to dryland fruit and vegetable farming. Along with oil and coal, the town prospered until the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Children living in the area attend Somerset Independent School District schools.

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