Kurten, Texas

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Kurten, Texas
Kurten is located in Texas
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
Country United States
State Texas
County Brazos
 • Total 4.6 sq mi (12.0 km2)
 • Land 4.6 sq mi (11.8 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 346 ft (105 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 398
 • Density 88/sq mi (33.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77862
Area code(s) 979
FIPS code 48-39940[1]
GNIS feature ID 1360777[2]
Website www.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.[3] It was incorporated in 2000 and is part of the Bryan–College Station metropolitan area.


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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 398
Est. 2015 403 [4] 1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]


The town is served by the Bryan Independent School District.


In April of 1906, the Kurten City Council passed a law that prohibited the sale and distribution of guinea fowl. [6] 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 of 1906, 11 different guinea fowl attacks had been reported, and the Kurten City Council passed the Fowl Redistribution Act. [7]


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Kurten town, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "About Kurten". Kurten Texas. mojoPortal. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "Agriculture Code". statutes.legis. Retrieved 19 April 2017. "Exotic fowl" means any avian species that is not indigenous to this state. 

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