Twin City to Eagle Pass, Texas
Piedra Negras had its beginning in 1850, when a Mexican garrison was placed here in response to the establishment of Fort Duncan, in 1949, just across the Rio Grande in what is now Eagle Pass, Texas. This river crossing was a major supply route during the American Civil War, with much needed supplies being shipped into the Confederate States of America via Mexico.
The histories of both Piedra Negras and Eagle Pass are linked together, and today these "twin cities" maintain a friendly and muturally beneficial relationship.
Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico
"Home of the Nacho"
Piedras Negras is a small city of about 200,000 people at the northern border of the Mexican state of Coahuila, Mexico. It is sister city to Eagle Pass, Texas, just across the Rio Grande, and it is 441 km north of Saltillo, capital city of Coahuila, via Federal Highway 57
Piedras Negras is known as "La Puerta de Mexico" (Mexico's Door), however I found it to be much less touristy than other border towns I have been to, and a visit there seems much more authentically "Mexican." Piedras Negras is the home of the Nacho, a classic Tex-Mex dish of cheeze and tortilla chips. The area surrounding Piedras Negras is ranchland, and also a popular area for hunting game.