Kurten, Texas

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Kurten, Texas
Brazos County Kurten.svg
Kurten is located in Texas
Kurten
Kurten
Coordinates: 30°47′13″N 96°15′50″W / 30.78694°N 96.26389°W / 30.78694; -96.26389Coordinates: 30°47′13″N 96°15′50″W / 30.78694°N 96.26389°W / 30.78694; -96.26389
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyBrazos
Government
 • MayorChris Court
Area
 • Total4.62 sq mi (11.96 km2)
 • Land4.55 sq mi (11.79 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Elevation
346 ft (105 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total398
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
409
 • Density89.83/sq mi (34.69/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
77808
Area code979
FIPS code48-39940[3]
GNIS feature ID1360777[4]
Websitewww.kurtentexas.com

Kurten is a town located along U.S. Highway 190 in Brazos County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 398.[5] It was incorporated in 2000 and is part of the Bryan–College Station metropolitan area.

Geography[edit]

Kurten is located in northern Brazos County along U.S. Route 190. It is 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Bryan and 26 miles (42 km) southwest of Madisonville. The town has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12.0 km2), of which 4.6 square miles (11.8 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 1.38%, is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010398
2019 (est.)409[2]2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

Education[edit]

The town is served by Bryan Independent School District (BISD).[7]

Houston Elementary School is the main zoned elementary school,[8] while bilingual students zoned to Houston attend Henderson Elementary School.[9] All students are zoned to: Rayburn Intermediate School,[10] Davila Middle School,[11] and Rudder High School.[12]

Trivia[edit]

In April 1906, the Kurten City Council passed a law that prohibited the sale and distribution of guinea fowl.[13] Originally from Africa, these imported birds became very popular in the Central Texas region. However, their popularity declined as the guinea population faced a rapid increase in number. Consequently, the birds quickly became a problem for the local townspeople. They crowded the streets and became aggressive when confronted. In early April 1906, 11 different guinea fowl attacks had been reported, and the Kurten City Council passed the Fowl Redistribution Act.[14]

Each year, Kurten holds its annual fireworks show on Independence Day at the Kurten Community Center. For 13 years, the fireworks show has drawn in large crowds from all over Central Texas.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Kurten town, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Brazos County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2022-10-15. - Compare this map to the BISD boundary maps.
  8. ^ "Elementary School Attendance Zones" (PDF). Bryan Independent School District. Retrieved 2022-10-15. - Linked from here - Compare to the US Census school district maps
  9. ^ "Bilingual Attendance Zones" (PDF). Bryan Independent School District. Retrieved 2022-10-15. - Linked from here - Compare to the original zoned elementary school to determine the bilingual elementary school.
  10. ^ "Intermediate School Attendance Zones" (PDF). Bryan Independent School District. Retrieved 2022-10-15. - Linked from here - Compare to the US Census school district maps
  11. ^ "Middle School Attendance Zones" (PDF). Bryan Independent School District. Retrieved 2022-10-15. - Linked from here - Compare to the US Census school district maps
  12. ^ "High School Attendance Zones" (PDF). Bryan Independent School District. Retrieved 2022-10-15. - Linked from here - Compare to the US Census school district maps
  13. ^ "About Kurten". Kurten Texas. mojoPortal. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  14. ^ "Agriculture Code". statutes.legis. Retrieved 19 April 2017. "Exotic fowl" means any avian species that is not indigenous to this state.
  15. ^ Galny, Crystal. "Kurten Fireworks Show and Fundraiser". KBTX.com. Retrieved 12 January 2018.

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