Karnes Co. about 5 miles south of Kenedy Texas.
Was situated along the Railroad and what is now FM 2509. Once a farming and ranching
community it is mostly ranching country now. Traveling the road you can see no
evidence the town was there. The last church in the community survived into the
1980's. - Will
Beauchamp, April 02, 2009
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in a Pecan Shell|
Green began under the name of Pullin, Texas
Ė built alongside the rails of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad at the
turn of the 20th Century. A post office was established in 1902 with outgoing
mail leaving town by way of the old mail-pouch/ hanging arm and ring method.
In the first few years, Pullin started to grow but by 1907 the post office moved
a mile north to Nichols Switch, a much older settlement. Pullinís businesses
followed the post office.
The influx of people from Pullin threw Nicholís
Switch off guard and the time was ripe for a new name. Enter William Green, regional
entrepreneur and partner of Green and Welhausen of Yoakum.
A prosperous merchant who built stores with permanence in mind, Green has two
noteworthy buildings still standing in Shiner,
Texas and Yoakum.
The renamed town of
Green started to prosper and by 1914 the population was around 100. But being
a cotton-producing region, the area was hit
hard by the boll-weevil
and falling cotton prices. In the mid-1920s
the population had fallen to just 75 residents.
The post office closed
during WWII and although
the population stayed the same (75) through the 1960s, it fell by roughly half.
The Green Baptist Church relocated to Pettus in
1986 and the rest of Green is what you see pictured here.
monogram in Yoakum|
Karnes County map showing Green|
(South of Kenedy
below "E-S" in "K-A-R-N-E-S")
Courtesy Texas General Land