Duval County is located in the state of Texas. San Diego is the county seat. The county itself was named for Burr H. Duval who was a soldier of the Texas Revolution. He died in the Goliad Massacre on the 27th of March 1836. Duval County is rich with Mexican heritage since it was explored in 1804 by Jose Contrerras who was a part of San Luis Potosi. The county was founded in 1858 but was officially established in 1876. Some of the top sights that are situated in the county are Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens, Little Talbot Island State Park, and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park.