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  • DRISCOLL, TEXAS

    Nueces County, Texas Gulf Coast
    Highway 77 and FM 665
    22 miles SW of Corpus Christi
    15 miles N of Kingsville

    Population: 825 (2000)

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    The town came into being with the arrival of the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railroad in 1904. Driscoll was named after local rancher and land donor Robert Driscoll, Jr. despite the fact that he had already been so honored within Nueces county. To avoid confusion, the former Driscoll was quickly renamed Alfred. By 1920 Driscoll had a population of 500 and reached its high-water mark in 1960 with 669 residents. Ten years later it had declined slightly but has since grown to the present 825.
    TX - Old Driscoll Fire Trucks
    Old Driscoll Fire Trucks
    Photo by Rodney Mumford, courtesy Jo Ann Arnold
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