Ben Bolt, Texas

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Ben Bolt, Texas
Water tower in Ben Bolt
Water tower in Ben Bolt
Ben Bolt is located in Texas
Ben Bolt
Ben Bolt
Ben Bolt is located in the United States
Ben Bolt
Ben Bolt
Coordinates: 27°38′51″N 98°5′0″W / 27.64750°N 98.08333°W / 27.64750; -98.08333Coordinates: 27°38′51″N 98°5′0″W / 27.64750°N 98.08333°W / 27.64750; -98.08333
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyJim Wells County
Time zoneCST
 • Summer (DST)CDT
ZIP code
78342
Area code(s)361
FIPS code48-07540

Ben Bolt is an unincorporated community in south central Jim Wells County, Texas, United States, 7 miles (11 km) south of Alice on U.S. Route 281.

History[edit]

Ben Bolt was founded in 1904.[1] The community took its name from the popular song "Ben Bolt and Sweet Alice".[2]

Geography[edit]

Ben Bolt is located at 27°38′51″N 98°5′0″W / 27.64750°N 98.08333°W / 27.64750; -98.08333 (27.6475, -98.08333).

Education[edit]

Ben Bolt is served by the Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD. Its schools include Palito Blanco Elementary School for grades K-3, Ben Bolt Middle School for grades 4-8, and Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco High School for grades 9-12.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ben Bolt from the Handbook of Texas Online
  2. ^ Tarpley, Fred (5 July 2010). 1001 Texas Place Names. University of Texas Press. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-292-78693-6.