Poteet, Texas

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Poteet, Texas
City
Location of Poteet, Texas
Location of Poteet, Texas
Atascosa Poteet.svg
Coordinates: 29°2′N 98°34′W / 29.033°N 98.567°W / 29.033; -98.567Coordinates: 29°2′N 98°34′W / 29.033°N 98.567°W / 29.033; -98.567
Country United States
State Texas
County Atascosa
Area
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 446 ft (136 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,260
 • Density 2,183/sq mi (842.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78065
Area code(s) 830
FIPS code 48-59084[1]
GNIS feature ID 1365680[2]

Poteet is a city in Atascosa County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,260 as of the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was named for its first postmaster, Francis Marion Poteet.

Poteet is known for its "Poteet Strawberry Festival"[4]. Poteet Canyon, Steve Canyon's ward in the long-running comic strip by Milton Caniff, is named after the town[5] (and a mosaic of Poteet Canyon stands in front of the town's fire station).[6] In James Michener's classic, Centennial, cattleman R. J. Poteet led the drive of a large herd of longhorns north from Texas to Colorado.

Geography[edit]

Poteet is located at 29°2′N 98°34′W / 29.033°N 98.567°W / 29.033; -98.567 (29.0398, -98.5743),[7] about 30 miles (48 km) south of downtown San Antonio.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Poteet has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all land.[3]

Education[edit]

Poteet is served by the Poteet Independent School District, including Poteet High School.

Notable person[edit]

George Strait, country music singer, actor, and producer, known as the "King of Country Music", was born in Poteet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Poteet city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Poteet Strawberry Festival". Poteet Strawberry Festival. 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Model for 'Poteet Canyon' Stays Deep in the Heart of Texas". People. Time, Inc. August 21, 1978. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Poteet, Texas - World's Largest Strawberry, Water Tower, Festival". Roadside America. Retrieved April 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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