Poteet is a city in Atascosa County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,260 as of the 2010 census. It is part of the [3 ] San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was named for its first postmaster, Francis Marion Poteet.
Poteet is known for its "Poteet
Strawberry Festival" and for being the birthplace of country singer [4 ] George Strait. Poteet Canyon, Steve Canyon's ward in the long-running comic strip by Milton Caniff, is named after the town (and a mosaic of Poteet Canyon stands in front of the town's fire station). [5 ] In James Michener's classic, [6 ] , cattleman R. J. Poteet led the drive of a large herd of Centennial longhorns north from Texas to Colorado.
Geography [ edit ]
Poteet is located at
(29.0398, -98.5743) 29°2′N 98°34′W / 29.033°N 98.567°W , about 30 miles (48 km) south of [7 ] Downtown San Antonio.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, Poteet has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km 2), all land. [3 ]
Education [ edit ]
Poteet is served by the
Poteet Independent School District, including Poteet High School.
Notable residents [ edit ]
George Strait, country music singer, actor, and producer, known as the "King of Country Music", was born in Poteet.
References [ edit ]
^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25 . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Poteet city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder . Retrieved August 26, 2013.
^ "Poteet Strawberry Festival". Poteet Strawberry Festival. 2011 . Retrieved April 4, 2011.
^ "The Model for 'Poteet Canyon' Stays Deep in the Heart of Texas". People. Time, Inc. August 21, 1978 . Retrieved April 8, 2011.
^ "Poteet, Texas - World's Largest Strawberry, Water Tower, Festival". Roadside America . Retrieved April 4, 2011.
^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12 . Retrieved 2011-04-23.
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