Cat Spring, Texas

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Cat Spring
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Cat Spring is located in Texas
Cat Spring
Cat Spring
Location within the state of Texas
Cat Spring is located in the United States
Cat Spring
Cat Spring
Cat Spring (the United States)
Coordinates: 29°50′44″N 96°19′33″W / 29.84556°N 96.32583°W / 29.84556; -96.32583Coordinates: 29°50′44″N 96°19′33″W / 29.84556°N 96.32583°W / 29.84556; -96.32583
CountryUnited States
308 ft (94 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
GNIS feature ID1332320

Cat Spring is an unincorporated community in southern Austin County, Texas, United States. It lies along FM 949 south of the city of Bellville, the county seat of Austin County.[1] Its elevation is 308 feet (94 m).[2] Although Cat Spring is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 78933;[3] the ZCTA for ZIP Code 78933 had a population of 76 at the 2000 census.[4]

Cat Spring was founded by immigrants from Oldenburg and Westphalia in 1834 and named for a nearby spring where a puma was killed by one of the German immigrants. The community was the location of Texas' first agricultural society, and was the site of a station on the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad established in the 1890s. The community began to decline after World War II.[5]


  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, pp. 100-101.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cat Spring, Texas
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup Archived 2011-06-15 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Cat Spring, Texas, Handbook of Texas Online, 2008-01-17. Accessed 2008-08-11.

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