San Elizario, Texas (El Paso County)
Photo Credit: Texas Film Commission
San Elizario’s roots go back to April 20th, 1598 when Juan de Oñate and his caravan stopped to give thanks along the banks of the Rio Grande. First established as a town in 1851, it experienced several incorporations through 1911, before being disincorporated for the last time in 1920. A few more attempts to incorporate in modern times were unsuccessful - until 2013.
- San Elizario stands in for Mexico in The Hottest State, written and directed by Ethan Hawke, based off his 1996 novel.