Kenney, Texas

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Kenney
Unincorporated community
Kenney is located in Texas
Kenney
Kenney
Kenney is located in the US
Kenney
Kenney
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 30°2′52″N 96°19′37″W / 30.04778°N 96.32694°W / 30.04778; -96.32694Coordinates: 30°2′52″N 96°19′37″W / 30.04778°N 96.32694°W / 30.04778; -96.32694
Country United States
State Texas
County Austin
Elevation 390 ft (120 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 77452
GNIS feature ID 1339040

Kenney (also Kinney) is an unincorporated community in northern Austin County, Texas, United States. It lies along State Highway 36 north of the city of Bellville, the county seat of Austin County.[1] Its elevation is 390 feet (119 m).[2] Although Kenney is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 77452.[3]

History[edit]

The area around Kenney was first settled in the 1820s, but the community itself was not started until 1880, when a station on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway and a post office were established. The community was originally named Thompson for its first postmaster. After four years under that name, the community was renamed Kenneyville in 1884 in honor of evangelist John Wesley Kenney; the name was shortened to Kenney in 1892.[4]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate System describes the weather as humid subtropical, and uses the abbreviation Cfa.[5]

Climate data for Kenney, Texas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16
(61)
18
(65)
22
(72)
26
(79)
29
(85)
33
(92)
35
(95)
36
(96)
32
(90)
28
(82)
22
(71)
17
(63)
26
(79)
Average low °C (°F) 4
(40)
6
(43)
10
(50)
14
(57)
18
(65)
22
(71)
23
(73)
23
(73)
20
(68)
14
(58)
9
(49)
6
(42)
14
(57)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 79
(3.1)
80
(3)
80
(3)
91
(3.6)
114
(4.5)
97
(3.8)
66
(2.6)
69
(2.7)
97
(3.8)
99
(3.9)
99
(3.9)
91
(3.6)
1,054
(41.5)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, pp. 100-101.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kenney, Texas
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ Kenney, Texas, Handbook of Texas Online, 2008-01-17. Accessed 2008-08-11.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Kenney, Texas
  6. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on September 8, 2013.