Ben Bolt, Texas

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Ben Bolt
Water tower in Ben Bolt
Water tower in Ben Bolt
Country United States
State Texas
County Jim Wells County
Population
 • Total ~250
Time zone CST
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC)
ZIP code 78342
Area code(s) 361
Website BadgerCountry

Ben Bolt is an unincorporated community in south central Jim Wells County, Texas, United States, seven 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. 

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Coordinates: 27°38′51″N 98°5′0″W / 27.64750°N 98.08333°W / 27.64750; -98.08333