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COUCH, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Karnes County, South Texas
Off State Highway 239
On the north bank of Hondo Creek
About 6 Miles SE of Kenedy
Just N of Choate
Population: 00010 (2000)

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Photo courtesy Will Beauchamp, October 2008

Couch, Texas Today

Photographer’s Note:
“Located about 1-2 miles north of the town of Choate, this sign is about all there is of a reminder of the community of Couch.   Most residents now consider themselves part of the Choate Community.” - Will Beauchamp, October 10, 2009


History in a Pecan Shell

D. F. Couch, is the town’s namesake. He won the honor by luring Oklahoman settlers here in the early 1890s. The community was also known as "The Oklahoma Settlement” for many years.

Andrew J. Harryman platted a town on 18 acres of his land here.

The town had a store, hotel, public school and church by the mid 1890s and a post office opened in 1896. The highway between Goliad and Kenedy was rerouted some two miles S of the town and Couch’s post office was merged with the one in Runge in 1909.

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