“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Near Whitsett in Live Oak County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Town of Whitsett

Town of Whitsett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gansito Marinela, May 13, 2006
1. Town of Whitsett Marker
Inscription.  Situated on 1835 land grant of Mexico to John Houlihan. At this site in 1800's was water and a camp for cross-country drives of cattle, hogs. Town arose in 1913 when San Antonio, Uvalde & Gulf railroad was built here and post office opened. Named for ranch family donating right of way and townsite. Soon shipped steers by thousands to northern markets. International fame began 1924 when H.A. Coffey acquired 125 bee colonies, bred and sold queens. Besides beekeeping, area has oil and uranium production; farming; horse and cattle ranching; rock-gems and game hunting; fishing.
Erected 1973 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5795.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 28° 38.138′ N, 98° 16.477′ W. Marker is near Whitsett, Texas, in Live Oak County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 281 and Farm to Market Road 99 on U.S. 281. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitsett TX 78075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Producing Gas Well In McMullen County And First Gas Pipeline To San Antonio
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(approx. 11.7 miles away); Felix Longoria (approx. 13.3 miles away); Jessy Franklin Gray (approx. 13.3 miles away); Rialto Theater (approx. 13.3 miles away); Town of Fashing (approx. 13.6 miles away); Yarbrough Bend (approx. 15.8 miles away); Townsite of Wentz (approx. 15.8 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2011, by Gansito Marinela of H-town, Texas. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 23 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 13, 2011, by Gansito Marinela of H-town, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 25, 2020