• Teresa was named in honor of Dona Teresa Candelaria, the mother of Spanish Lawyer Don Mariano Rodriguez Candelaria, who assisted in appealing to the Spanish Governor General for independence of the area in 1877.
  • Legal basis of creation was by virtue of Executive Order No. 57 signed by Governor Charles E. Yeater on December 16, 1918 and took effect on January 01, 1919.