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BLUNTZER, TEXAS

Nueces County, Texas Gulf Coast
FM 666 and FM 624
8 miles North of Banquete
3 miles South of San Patricio
24 miles West of Corpus Christi

Population: 150

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History in a Pecan Shell:

The town had been a stop on the San Antonio-Brownsville stage line. It was known as Santa Margarita Crossing before Nicholas Bluntzer moved into the area about 1860.

The school for the town was opened in the 1870s, but flooding by the hurricane of 1919 necessitated its relocation. Justina Bluntzer, daughter of Nicholas, donated the land for the school. The school held classes until it was consolidated with the Banquete ISD in 1971.
Bluntzer school


The Bluntzer School
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Santa Margarita Crossing Marker
Santa Margarita Crossing Marker
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The Historical Marker in front of the school is to provide information on the Casa Blanca Land Grant - The first land grant in what is now known as Nueces County.

The subject of the photograph was the school, not the marker. We apologize for the print not being readable. Look up the Casa Blanca Land Grant in the Handbook of Texas Online.
John Troesser

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Bluntzer Texas Forum

  • [Your article] mentions that the Bluntzer school "was moved to land donated by Justice Bluntzer, a son of Nicholas Bluntzer." That is incorrect, it should read "was moved to land donated by Justina Bluntzer, a daughter of Nicholas Bluntzer."

    I am a grand-nephew of Justina and great-grandson of Nicholas and am very familiar with the ownership of the Bluntzer School lands as I abut it. I have recently contacted the Texas Online handbook about the error as well. Thanks. - John L. Bluntzer, January 08, 2005

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