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Atascosa County, Texas United States of America

This project is for those who were born, lived, and died in Atascosa County, Texas.

Atascosa County, Texas on Wikipedia

Atascosa County, Texas on texasalmanac.com website

Parent County: The county was formed on January 25,1856 from Bexar County and is named for the Spanish word Atascosa, meaning boggy ground that hindered travel.

  • County Seat is Jourdanton, Texas and was made county seat in 1910 by the residents of the county. In 1912 a new mission-style courthouse was constructed, which is still in use.
  • The first county seat was Navatasco, named in honor of Jose Antonio Navarro. Navarro gave land in 1857 for the first county seat. Because of Native American problems, it became necessary to move the county seat. In 1858, with a majority of 98 votes, a site was selected on John Bowen's place near the confluence of Bonita Creek and the Atascosa River.
  • In 1858 Pleasanton, a newly founded community, became county seat, and a new courthouse was constructed.

Adjacent counties

Land Grants

  • Jose Antonio Navarro, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, was granted land by the Mexican government in 1825. Navarro's grant was acknowledged by Texas in 1853.
  • John Benjamin Kellogg Heirs were awarded 1501.83 acres and 3103 Acres in Atascosa county land bounty by the Republic of Texas.

History and Historical Timeline

  • As early as 1722 El Camino Real (The King's Highway) passed near present-day Pleasanton.
  • The first census taken in Atascosa County, Texas in 1860 recorded a population of 1,578, including eighty-four African slaves. Tax rolls show that there were thirty-three slaveholders, with most of them owning only one or two slaves.
  • In 1881 an extension of the Great Northern Railway was built through the extreme northern corner of Atascosa, and the first railroad station in the county was located at Lytle.
  • 1888 - The mining of lignite coal began and became a major industry as the price of fuel oil and natural gas rose. The first lignite in Atascosa County was burned as fuel in 1981 after a ten-year period of research and development by the Brazos Electric Power Cooperative of Waco and the South Texas Electric Cooperative of Victoria.
  • 1927 - Humble Pipe Line Company established operations in Atascosa County, but the oil industry did not begin until the opening of Imogene and West Imogene fields in the 1940s, as well as those at Charlotte and Jourdanton. Diverse Humble operations in the Jourdanton area in the 1950s included gasoline, propane, butane, natural gasoline, and natural gas, all of which continued to be productive in the mid-1990s. In 1990 Atascosa County wells produced 1,236,387 barrels of oil. Almost 765,000 barrels of oil and 6,001,500 feet of gas-well gas were produced in the county in 2004; by the end of that year 149,778,538 barrels of oil had been taken from county lands since 1917.

Places

  • Charlotte
  • Jourdanton (county seat)
  • Lytle (partial)
  • Pleasanton
  • Poteet (Strawberry Capital)
  • Christine
  • Leming (CDP)
  • Amphion
  • Campbellton
  • Kyote
  • La Parita
  • McCoy
  • Peggy
  • Rossville
  • South Savannah Heights

Atascosa County, Texas Notables

  • John Bowen
  • Marshall Burney
  • William Guynes, built new courthouse in 1870 in Pleasanton
  • George F. Hindes
  • Eli Johnson
  • Henry Mumme, first to effectively use irrigation in 1911
  • Jose Antonio Navarro, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence
  • J. A. George (J. A. G.) Navarro, son of of Jose Antonio Navarro, founder of Atascosa County
  • Maria Antonia Navarro, daughter of J. A. G. Navarro, married Scotsman John C. Ross and established Rossville.
  • W. J. Pepham, first teacher in Pleasanton
  • John Pleasant, early settler Pleasanton is his namesake
  • Thomas Rodriguez, Indian fighter
  • William F. M. Ross, a founder of Rossville, first postmaster, and brother of John C. Ross
  • John C. Ross, a founder of Rossville and married to Navarro's granddaughter Maria Antonia Navarro
  • E. B. Thomas, opened first general store in Pleasanton
  • Peter Tumlinson Texas Ranger in the state in 1836.

Atascosa County, Texas Cemeteries

This list comes from Find A Grave website

  1. Adolph Cumpian Family Cemetery, Charlotte
  2. Aguero Cemetery, Poteet
  3. Alvarado Cemetery
  4. Amphion Cemetery, Amphion
  5. Anchorage Methodist Church Cemetery, Anchorage
  6. Atascosa County Cemetery, Jourdanton
  7. Bautista Cemetery, Christine
  8. Bautista Family Cemetery, Jourdanton
  9. Benco Oaks Cemetery, Rossville
  10. Bender Family Cemetery
  11. Benton City Cemetery, Lytle
  12. Briones Ranch Cemetery, Poteet
  13. Brister Cemetery, Campbellton
  14. Brite Cemetery, Pleasanton
  15. Brown Cemetery, Poteet
  16. Calhoun Family Cemetery, Jourdanton
  17. Campbellton Cemetery , Campbellton
  18. Carlyon Family Cemetery, Pleasanton
  19. Casanova Ranch Cemetery, Poteet
  20. Casias Cemetery, Poteet
  21. San Jose Cemetery, Jourdanton
  22. Cementerio Leal, Leal
  23. Chain Family Cemetery, Jourdanton
  24. Chandler Farm Cemetery, Pleasanton
  25. Charlotte City Cemetery, Charlotte
  26. Community Cemetery of Charlotte, Charlotte
  27. Chilipitin Cemetery, Charlotte
  28. Christine City Cemetery, Charlotte
  29. Cowley Ranch Cemetery, Charlotte
  30. Cross Cemetery, Charlotte
  31. Crouch Family Cemetery, Pleasanton
  32. Cumpian Family Cemetery, Charlotte
  33. Davila Cemetery, Poteet
  34. Dawson Ranch Cemetery, Kyote
  35. Dos Osos, Pleasanton
  36. Douglas Ranch Cemetery, Jourdanton
  37. Escalante Ranch Cemetery, Jourdanton
  38. Esparza Cemetery (formerly known as Rodriguez Cemetery), Pleasanton
  39. Estrada Cemetery, Poteet
  40. Fashing Cemetery, Fashing
  41. Flores Cemetery
  42. Forrest Cemetery, Poteet
  43. Garcia Cemetery, Poteet
  44. Garcia Cemetery, Christine
  45. Grosco Cemetery
  46. Guadalupe Catholic Cemetery, Fashing
  47. H. R. Smith Cemetery, Peggy
  48. Harlan Family Cemetery, Jourdanton
  49. Hayden Family Cemetery, Pleasanton
  50. Herrera Cemetery
  51. Hilburn Cemetery, Jourdanton
  52. Imogene Cemetery
  53. Jacob's Chapel Cemetery, Pleasanton
  54. Jimenez Cemetery, Poteet
  55. Johnson Family Cemetery, Kyote
  56. Jorge Gonzalez Burial Site, Amphion
  57. Jourdanton City Cemetery, Jourdanton
  58. Kay Cemetery, Jourdanton
  59. Kosub Family Cemetery, Rossville
  60. Langston & Ross Memorial Cemetery, Poteet
  61. Layer Cemetery, Poteet
  62. Little Hill Cemetery, Christine
  63. Lott Cemetery, Poteet
  64. Lozano Cemetery, Poteet
  65. Luna Cemetery
  66. Lytle Community Cemetery, Lytle
  67. Lytle Masonic Cemetery, Lytle
  68. Madre Dolorosa Cemetery, Poteet
  69. Madre Dolorosa II, Poteet
  70. Mahoney Ranch Cemetery, Jourdanton
  71. Mendiola Cemetery, Poteet
  72. Ogden Cemetery, Anchorage
  73. Ogden Dawson Family Cemetery, Kyote
  74. Old Rock Cemetery (formerly known as Old Rock Baptist Cemetery), Somerset
  75. On The Farm Cemetery, Pleasanton
  76. Orisco Cemetery, Pleasanton
  77. Panteon San Lorenzo Cemetery, Lytle
  78. Pleasanton City Cemetery, Pleasanton
  79. Reyes Cemetery, Poteet
  80. Riley Family Cemetery, Campbellton
  81. River Oaks Cemetery, Pleasanton
  82. Rodriguez Cemetery
  83. Rossville Cemetery, Rossville
  84. Roy Martinez Family Cemetery, Poteet
  85. Rutledge Cemetery (formerly known as Poteet Cemetery) , Poteet
  86. Saint Andrews Cemetery No. 1 (formerly known as Richter Cemetery), Pleasanton
  87. Saint Andrews Cemetery No. 2, Pleasanton
  88. Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Jourdanton
  89. Saint Joseph Cemetery, Leming
  90. Saint Matthews Catholic Cemetery, Jourdanton
  91. Saint Williams Cemetery
  92. Salazar Cemetery
  93. San Augustin Cemetery, Pleasanton
  94. San Pedro Cemetery, Poteet
  95. San Ysidro Cemetery, Pleasanton
  96. Sand Branch Cemetery, Kyote
  97. Shiloh Cemetery
  98. Simmons Family Cemetery
  99. Smith Cemetery, McCoy
  100. Sotello Family Cemetery, Pleasanton
  101. Starr/Miguel Cemetery
  102. Tumlinson Cemetery, Leming
  103. Vanness Cemetery
  104. Willborn Cemetery, Poteet
  105. Willborn Family Cemetery, Poteet
  106. Zavala Cemetery, Poteet

Sources

  • American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
  • "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014".
  • Atascosa County, Texas website atascosacountytexas.net
  • "Find a County". National Association of Counties.
  • Texas State Handbook Online Atascosa County, Texas
  • "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau.
  • "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac.
  • "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau
  • "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau.