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KENEDY COUNTY, TEXAS

26 55' 48" N, 97 37' 12" W (26.93, -97.62)
Population: 404 est. (2016) 416 (2010)
Total area: 1,946 square miles (5,040 km2)
1,458 square miles (3,780 km2) land
487 square miles (1,260 km2) water

Kenedy County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Kenedy County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Kleberg County (N) Willacy County (S) Hidalgo County (SW) Brooks County(W)

    Kenedy County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker (US 77 about 3 miles N of Sarita):

    KENEDY COUNTY
    Created April 2, 1921 out of Cameron, Willacy and Hidalgo counties.
    Named for Mifflin Kenedy 1818-1895, sent to Texas in 1846 on United States Army supply boats, commercial navigator of the Rio Grande 1848-1860.
    Sarita is the county seat.
    Kenedy County Courthouse
    Texas - Willacy  County Courthouse
    Kenedy County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Kenedy 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 - Sarita
    Book Hotel Here - Raymondville Hotels
  • Armstrong
  • Norias
  • Sarita County seat

  • Kenedy County Vintage Maps
    TX Cameron County 1920s Map
    Cameron County 1907 postal map showing the area that later became Kenedy & Willacy County
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Kenedy County 1920s Map
    Kenedy County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Willacy  County 1940s Map
    Kenedy County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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