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ATASCOSA COUNTY, TEXAS

28 53' 24" N, 98 31' 48" W (28.89, -98.53)
Population: 48,797 est. (2016) 44,911 (2010)
Total area: 1,221 square miles (3,160 km2)
1,220 square miles (3,200 km2) land
1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) water

Atascosa County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Atascosa County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Bexar County (N) Wilson County (NE) Karnes County (E) Live Oak County (SE) McMullen County (S) La Salle County (SW) Frio County (W) Medina County (NW)

    Atascosa County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    ATASCOSA COUNTY

    As early as 1722 El Camino Real (The King's Highway) from the Rio Grande to San Antonio was well established in this area. The Spanish word "Atascosa," denoting boggy ground that hindered travel, gave region its name. The county was created in 1856 from land formerly in Bexar County.

    Jose Antonio Navarro, whose 1831 claim was the first grant recorded in area, gave land in 1857 for first county seat, Navatasco. County seat moved to Pleasanton
    in 1858, to Jourdanton in 1911. Livestock, oil, gas and strawberries are well-known products of the county.
    Atascosa County Courthouse
    Atascosa County Courthouse
    Atascosa County Courthouse
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    Atascosa County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Jourdanton
    Book Hotel Here - Jourdanton Hotels
  • Amphion ghost town, First Atascosa County seat?
  • Benton ghost town
  • Benton City
  • Campbellton
  • Charlotte
  • Christine
  • Ditto
  • Fashing
  • Imogene
  • Jourdanton County Seat
  • Las Gallinas
  • Leming
  • Lytle
  • McCoy
  • Peggy
  • Pleasanton Former county seat
  • Poteet
  • Rossville
  • Verdi

  • Atascosa County Vintage Maps
    Atascosa County TX 1907 Postal Map
    Atascosa County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Atascosa County TX 1920s Map
    Atascosa County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Atascosa County TX 1940s Map
    Atascosa County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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