Hawkinsville, Texas

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Hawkinsville is an Unincorporated community in Matagorda County, Texas, United States that formerly had a distinct community. It was named in honor of James Boyd Hawkins, a planter from North Carolina who established the Hawkins Ranch, a cotton and sugarcane plantation, later a cattle ranch, in Matagorda County.[1]


Van Vleck Independent School District operates schools in the area.


  1. ^ Lewis, Frank Hawkins (February 1979). "Evolution of an Early Texas Ranch". Rangelands. 1 (1): 6–8. Retrieved December 31, 2015 – via JSTOR. (registration required (help)). 

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Coordinates: 28°53′16″N 95°40′11″W / 28.88778°N 95.66972°W / 28.88778; -95.66972