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GREEN, TEXAS

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Karnes County, South Texas
Highway 181
6 Miles S of Kenedy
Population: Estimated at 35 (same number in use since 1966)

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

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
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Greetings from Green, Texas
Greetings from Green, Texas
1909 postcard courtesy Will Beauchamp
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.
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 Texas 1920s map
1920s Karnes County map showing Green
(South of Kenedy below "E-S" in "K-A-R-N-E-S")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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