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LYTLE, TEXAS

Atascosa County, South Texas

2913'59"N 9848'00"W (29.233066, -98.799877)
Interstate 35 and Highway 81
25 Miles NW of Jourdanton the county seat
20 Miles SW of San Antonio
Population: 3,005 Est. (2018)
2,492 (2010) 2,383 (2000) 2,255 (1990)

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Lytle Texas depot, painting by Jacinto Guevara
The Lytle train depot, which was moved to the Naeglin Ranch, south of town.
Painting by San Antonio artist Jacinto Guevara, 2007
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History in a Pecan Shell

The town was named for John T. Lytle, a rancher and traildriver who, in 1882, helped get his town a stop on the International-Great Northern Railroad. The railroad named the stop and the town submitted that name for a post office which opened in 1883.

Lytle soon prospered as a shipping point for cattle and cotton. The 1884 population was a mere 50 which doubled by 1892 and reached 150 by the mid 1890s.

By 1914 the population was 600 and Lytle had its own newspaper. A 1917 bankruptcy of the Medina Valley Irrigation Company prevented plans of irrigation from materializing.

With the exception of a decline during the Great Depression, the population of Lytle has slowly increased. The proximity to San Antonio has encouraged more people to commute in recent years.
Atascosa County TX 1940s Map
1940s map showing Lytle
in Northwestern corner of Atascosa County
near Medina and Bexar county lines
From Texas state map #4335
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Lytle, Texas Nearby Towns:
Jourdanton the county seat
Benton
Pleasanton
Poteet
San Antonio

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Medina County
Bexar County

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