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    BLANCONIA, TEXAS

    Bee County, South Texas
    Highway 202
    22 Miles SE of Beeville
    Population: 30 (2000)

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    Entering Blanconia Texas
    Entering Blanconia
    Photo courtesy Will Beauchamp, 2008

    History in a Pecan Shell

    Originally part of the shared Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas, Blanconia dates from 1834. After the Texas Revolution it was in Refugio County – becoming part of Bee County in 1857.

    Once named Kymo, the name changed when a post office was applied for in 1888. Blanconia comes from local Blanco Creek. The post office closed in the 1930s.

    The town’s most famous/infamous character was the colorful and mysterious Sally Scull.

    Residents were scarce and although the community had a school in 1905, there were only a dozen pupils. The population high-water mark was reached in 1914 when Blanconia had 200 residents. The Great Depression hit the area hard and the population was estimated at a mere 25 people through the 1930s. By the late 1960s it was down to only 15 but has since doubled to the present (2000) 30.

    A Visit to Blanconia

    Photographer's Note:
    Located on FM2441 near the intersection on Hwy 202 and in the far eastern part of Bee County near the Goliad & Refugio County lines. Located about 20 miles south of Goliad, about 9 miles NW of Refugio, 19 miles east of Beeville, and just down the road from the community of Sarco. - Will Beauchamp, October, 2008
    Blanconia Catholic Church,  Blanconia, Texas
    Blanconia Catholic Church
    Photo courtesy Will Beauchamp, 2008
    Blanconia Baptist Church,  Blanconia, Texas
    Blanconia Baptist Church
    Photo courtesy Will Beauchamp, 2008
    Blanconia Catholic Church historical  marker,  Blanconia, Texas
    Blanconia Baptist Church historical marker
    Photo courtesy Will Beauchamp, 2008
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