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TURCOTTE, TEXAS

Kenedy County, South Texas / Gulf Coast
US Highway 77
15 Miles S of Sarita
37 Miles S of Kingsville
N of Harlingen
77 Miles N of Brownsville

Population: 0

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Turcotte TX country scene
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

Named to honor Marie Stella Turcotte Kenedy, wife of Rancher John G. Kenedy, Sr., the “town” was merely a stop alongside the tracks of the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railroad. It had a station built at one point (no longer standing) and remains a shipping point for cattle from the King Ranch.

Photographer’s Note:
“All there is now is just a spot on a map, a railroad, the highway, and the King Ranch.” – Gerald Massey
Turcotte TX - Railroad Track
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010
Turcotte TX - Pond
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010
Turcotte TX - Ranch Gate
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010
Turcotte TX - Ranch Gate
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010

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Kenedy County Texas 1940s map
1940s Kenedy County Texas map showing Turcotte
(Above "N" in "KENEDY")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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