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NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS

27 44' 24" N, 97 31' 12" W (27.74, -97.52)
Population: 340,223 (2010)
Total area: 1,166 square miles (3,020 km2)
838 square miles (2,170 km2) is land
327 square miles (850 km2) water

Nueces County Topics

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    Contiguous Counties:
    San Patricio County (N) Kleberg County (S) Jim Wells County (W)

    Nueces County History

    (Historical marker by the old courthouse, North Mesquite and IH 37)

    NUECES COUNTY

    Named for Rio Nueces (River of Nuts), its northern border. In 1519 Pineda, one of the first Spanish explorers, paused briefly in this area. Spain founded Fort Lipantitlan nearby in 1531. Post, named for an indian village, fell into Anglo-American hands in 1835 during Texas Revolution. Strategic value of this area (with its outlet to the sea) was recognized in 1845 when U.S. Army forces camped here en route to battle fronts in Mexican War.
    County was created 1846 and organized in 1847 with Corpus Christi as the county seat.

    Nueces County Courthouse
    Texas - Nueces County Courthouse
    Nueces County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Nueces 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 -
    Corpus Christi
    Book Hotel Here - Corpus Christie Hotels
  • Agua Dulce
  • Aransas Pass
  • Banquete
  • Bishop
  • Bluntzer
  • Chapman Ranch
  • Clarkwood ghost town
  • Concordia ghost town
  • Corpus Christi County Seat
  • Driscoll
  • Gardendale ghost town
  • McNorton
  • Nuecestown ghost town
  • Petronila
  • Port Aransas
  • Rabb
  • Robstown
  • Violet

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