The county of Medina, located southwest of the Texas state, was established and organized in 1848. It was named after the river of Medina, which was named after Pedro de Medina, a European cartographer. This county has been economically dependent on its agriculture and cattle-ranching industries. It features some interesting historic sites and landmarks such as the Castroville Regional Park, Alsatian Steinback House, Medina County Museum, and the St. Louis Catholic Church. The Medina Lake can also be found in this county, where you can fish numerous black bass, white bass, bluegills, walleyes, and large yellow catfish. Furthermore, steakhouses and barbecue smokehouses, along with Italian, Mexican, and American bars and restaurants serve the county of Medina.