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BONNIE VIEW, TEXAS

Refugio County, Texas Gulf Coast
FM 629
S of Refugio

4-5 miles S of Woodsboro

Population: 0135 (2000 estimate)

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Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, January 2010

History on a Pinhead

Rancher John Howland Wood owned the Bonnie View Ranch here before it was split into smaller plots (1907-08) to provide farms for arriving immigrants

The community that sprang up included a school, cotton gin and store (as well as one pool hall). The town seems to have survived the boll weevil, the Great Depression but not, perhaps, the postwar rural exodus. In the late 1940s Bonnie View was down to a just a few farms served by two businesses.

By the 1990 census there were just 25 residents but the nineties were kind to Bonnie View and the 2000 census reported a quintupling (plus) to 135 residents.


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Bonnie View School cornerstone
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Refugio County - Bonnie View TX  country road
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Refugio County - Bonnie View TX  - cotton picking town
"The Best Little Cotton Picking Town in Texas"?
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Farm country & some ranching as well. Mostly Cotton, Maize, & Corn. - William Beauchamp
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