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BANQUETE, TEXAS


Nueces County, Texas Gulf Coast

2748'2"N 9747'50"W (27.800641, -97.797179)

Hwy 44 and FM 666
7 miles W of Robstown
23 miles W of Corpus Christi the county seat
23 miles N of Kingsville
9 miles S of San Patricio
Population: 726 (2010) 449 (2000, 1990)

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Banquete, Texas post office
The old Post Office in Banquete
TE photo, 2001
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History in a Pecan Shell

Named for a feast honoring the completion of a road linking San Patricio, with Matamoros, Tamaulipas. The "Banquete" lasted four days, according to folklore.

The town was a stop on the Texas-Mexican Railway.

A post office was granted in 1859 and a one-room school was built in the 1870s.

In 1885 the population was a mere fifteen; rising to seventy-five in 1936.

The 1946 population was 300 and reached 726 in 2010.

Banquete TX - St. Michael Archangel Catholic Church
St. Michael Archangel Catholic Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010


Banquete TX - St. Michael Archangel Catholic Church  statue & fountain
St. Michael Archangel Catholic Church statue & fountain
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010


Banquete TX Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010


Banquete TX - First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
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Banquete TX - Store
Store
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Banquete TX - Store
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Banquete TX - Grain Elevators
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010


Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010


Banquete TX - Grain Elevators
Banquete Grain Elevators
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010
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TX - Banquete CSA Historical Marker
Banquete C. S. A. Historical Marker
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Banquete, Texas, Bulldog carhop mural
The local high school mascot works part-time
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Banquete, Texas Forum

  • Subject: Banquete
    I graduated in 1956 in a class of 12. I have such a fond memory of high school in Banquete and working at the little grocery store on the corner of the highway down from the school. I played basketball, volleyball, and softball. What a wonderful time in a different time and place. I would love hearing from anyone who remembers me. - Ila Faye COX O'Daniel, September 08, 2005

  • Nueces County TX 1907 postal map
    Nueces County 1907 postal map showing Banquete
    W of Corpus Christi, between Robstown & Alice
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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    Banquete, Texas Nearby Towns:
    Corpus Christi the county seat
    Robstown
    Kingsville
    Alice

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