Poteet, Texas

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Poteet, Texas
City
Nickname(s): birth place of George Strait
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. It was the birth place of country music star, George Strait.

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, producer, and most CMA and ACM award winner, 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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