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CHRISTINE, TEXAS

Atascosa County, South Texas
FM 140
S of San Antonio
16 miles E of Charlotte
10 miles S of Jourdanton
Population: 508

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Christine Texas Post Office
Post Office in Christine
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2006
History in a Pecan Shell

Christine was founded in October of 1909. It was developed by Charles Simmons who also developed Charlotte and Imogene (defunct). All three towns were named after Simmons' daughters. Charlotte has become the larger of the surviving towns.

After some initial difficulties with the area water - the problem was solved with the construction of a water tower (1916).
Christine Texas Museum And Library1
Museum and Library in Christine
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2006
Christine Texas Methodist Church
Methodist Church
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The estimated population in 1914 was 600. It was halved in the 20s, but during the 1930s it increased to 524. The school consolodated with Jourdanton in 1948 and forty years later the population was only 381. It has increased slightly to the present 508.

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