Bluntzer in Nueces County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Casa Blanca Land Grant
The Montemayor family established a ranch near Penitas Creek. Since it was near the site of Casa Blanca Fort, it became known as Casa Blanca Ranch. Under continual attack by Indians, the ranch remained in the Montemayor family until 1849, when it was purchased by William Mann (1818-1855). Mann later divided the lands and sold portions to area farmers and ranchers. Following his death, his heirs sold 22,000 acres to Richard King.
Eventually, oil was discovered in Nueces County, and the owners of the former Casa Blanca Land Grant became oil producers. Today, the principal industries on the Casa Blanca lands are oil and gas production, farming, and ranching. Lands included in the grant now lie in the counties of Nueces (44,042 acres)
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 743.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
Location. 27° 53.866′ N, 97° 46.996′ W. Marker is in Bluntzer, Texas, in Nueces County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 624 and Farm to Market Road 666, on the right when traveling west on Road 624. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Banquete TX 78339, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nicholas Bluntzer (approx. Ύ mile away); Santa Margarita Crossing (approx. 2.7 miles away); San Patricio de Hibernia (approx. 3.8 miles away); San Patricio County (approx. 3.8 miles away); Josepha Rodriguez (approx. 3.8 miles away); Battle of San Patricio (approx. 3.8 miles away); Education in San Patricio (approx. 4 miles away); Saint Patrick's Catholic Church (approx. 4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2022, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2022, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.