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KARNES COUNTY, TEXAS

28 54' 36" N, 97 51' 36" W (28.91, -97.86)

Karnes County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Karnes  County
    Contiguous Counties:
    Gonzales County (NE) DeWitt County (E) Goliad County (SEt) Bee County (S) Live Oak County (SW) Atascosa County (W) Wilson County (NW)

    Karnes County History

    Established February 4, 1854
    Formed from portions of Bexar, Gonzales, DeWitt, Goliad, and San Patricio counties.
    Named for Henry Wax Karnes, Texas revolutionary leader
    First county seat - .Helena
    County Seat - Karnes City

    Karnes County Courthouse
    Karnes County Courthouse
    Karnes County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Karnes County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Karnes City
    Area Hotel - Kenedy Hotels | More Hotels
  • Cestohowa
  • Choate
  • Couch ghost town
  • Ecleto
  • El Oso
  • Falls City
  • Gillett
  • Green ghost town
  • Harmony
  • Helena ghost town, First County seat
  • Hobson
  • Karnes City County seat
  • Kenedy
  • Marcelina
  • Panna Maria ghost town
  • Pawelekville
  • Ruby ghost town
  • Runge
  • Zunkerville ghost town

  • Karnes County Vintage Maps
    TX Karnes  County 1907 postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Karnes County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Karnes  County 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Karnes County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Karnes  County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Karnes County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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