The seat of Gonzales County, Gonzales is located east of San Antonio and south of I-10 on US 90, 93, and 183 at the confluence of the Guadalupe River and the San Marcos river.
In 1990 the population was 6,527. The Gonzales Museum, established in 1936, houses a collection of historical artifacts and weapons. The Eggleston House, a restored dog-trot cabin maintained by the town, is perhaps the finest example of its type. The old 1887 jailhouse is also preserved and in 1989 served as headquarters of the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce. Special events include the annual Come-and-Take-It-Days, which observes the Gonzales legacy as the "Lexington of Texas."