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CHARLOTTE, TEXAS

Atascosa County, South Texas
Hwys 97 and 85
FMs 1549 and 140
16 miles from Christine
11 miles SW of Jourdanton
16 miles SW of Pleasanton
40 Miles S of San Antonio

Population: 1,637 (2000)

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Charlotte Texas main street
Downtown Charlotte
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2006
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Charlotte is a sister city to Christine and Imogene. All three were named after the daughters of Dr. Charles Simmons. Imogene (the town) died early - in fact she never got far past the planning stages. She did have an oil company housing project for a time, but it is long gone.

Charlotte and Christine are doing fine. The land for Charlotte had originally been the Tobey Ranch. Jourdan Campbell (whose name lives on in Jourdanton and Cambellton) was part owner. The town was not platted in the traditional grid pattern, but as a wagon wheel, with the spokes leading to the town center. (A plan popular with jungle tribes in Venezuela and Brazil).
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Charlotte Texas
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Charlotte
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The town was laid out in 1910, although they didn't get around to incorporating until 1946. The first school was started in a dance hall over a bakery in 1913, but in a short time they had built a proper school.
Charlotte Texas water tower
Charlotte water tower

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