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GREEN, TEXAS


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Karnes County, South Texas

U.S. 181
6 Miles S of Kenedy
10 Miles S of Karnes City the county seat
Population: 35 Est. (same number in use since 1966)

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Green, Texas today
Green, Texas
Photo courtesy Will Beauchamp, 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

Green began under the name of Pullin, Texas Ė built alongside the rails of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad at the turn of the 20th Century. A post office was established in 1902 with outgoing mail leaving town by way of the old mail-pouch/ hanging arm and ring method.

In the first few years, Pullin started to grow but by 1907 the post office moved a mile north to Nichols Switch, a much older settlement. Pullinís businesses followed the post office.

The influx of people from Pullin threw Nicholís Switch off guard and the time was ripe for a new name. Enter William Green, regional entrepreneur and partner of Green and Welhausen of Yoakum. A prosperous merchant who built stores with permanence in mind, Green has two noteworthy buildings still standing in Shiner, Texas and Yoakum.

The renamed town of Green started to prosper and by 1914 the population was around 100. But being a cotton-producing region, the area was hit hard by the boll-weevil and falling cotton prices. In the mid-1920s the population had fallen to just 75 residents.

The post office closed during WWII and although the population stayed the same (75) through the 1960s, it fell by roughly half. The Green Baptist Church relocated to Pettus in 1986 and the rest of Green is what you see pictured here.

Green, Texas Today

Photographer's Note:
Located in Karnes Co. about 5 miles south of Kenedy Texas. Was situated along the Railroad and what is now FM 2509. Once a farming and ranching community it is mostly ranching country now. Traveling the road you can see no evidence the town was there. The last church in the community survived into the 1980's. - Will Beauchamp, April 02, 2009

Green TX, Karnes County, 1909 Postmark
Postcard canceled with 1909 Green, TX postmark
Postcard courtesy Dan Whatley Collection


Greetings from Green, Texas
Greetings from Green, Texas
1909 postcard courtesy Will Beauchamp


Yoakum TX Green And Welhausen Building
The Green And Welhausen Building in Yoakum, Texas
TE photo, 2008


Yoakum TX Green And Welhausen Building tile monogram
Tile monogram in Yoakum
TE photo, 2008


Shiner Texas Green Threshhold
GREEN threshhold in Shiner, Texas
TE photo, 2008


Karnes County  TX 1907 postal map
Karnes County 1907 postal map showing Pullin
South of Kenedy, near Bee and Goliad County lines
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office


Karnes County Texas 1920s map
Karnes County 1920s map showing Green
South of Kenedy, near Bee and Goliad County lines
From Texas state map #10749
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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South Texas

Green, Texas Nearby Towns:
Karnes City the county seat
Kenedy
Goliad
San Antonio
See Kenedy County | Bee County | Goliad County

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