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". Poteet Canyon, [4 ] 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 downtown [7 ] 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 person [ 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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