TexasEscapes.com HOME Welcome to Texas Escapes
A magazine written by Texas
Custom Search
NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : COUNTIES : : TOPICS : : HISTORY/OPINION : : ARCHITECTURE : : IMAGES : : ARCHIVE : : SITE MAP

Refugio County TX
Refugio County

Refugio Hotels


BONNIE VIEW, TEXAS

Refugio County Seat, Texas Gulf Coast

FM 629
S of Refugio
4-5 miles S of Woodsboro
Population: 135 est. (2000)

Book Hotel Here > Refugio Hotels
Refugio County - Bonnie View TX Scene
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, January 2010

History on a Pinhead

Rancher John Howland Wood owned the Bonnie View Ranch here before it was split into smaller plots (1907-08) to provide farms for arriving immigrants

The community that sprang up included a school, cotton gin and store (as well as one pool hall). The town seems to have survived the boll weevil, the Great Depression but not, perhaps, the postwar rural exodus. In the late 1940s Bonnie View was down to a just a few farms served by two businesses.

By the 1990 census there were just 25 residents but the nineties were kind to Bonnie View and the 2000 census reported a quintupling (plus) to 135 residents.
Photographer's Note:
Farm country & some ranching as well. Mostly cotton, maize, & corn. - William Beauchamp
Refugio County - Bonnie View TX School cornerstone
Bonnie View School cornerstone
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, January 2010
See Texas Schoolhouses | Texas Cornerstones
Refugio County - Bonnie View TX  country road
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, January 2010
Refugio County - Bonnie View TX  - cotton picking town
"The Best Little Cotton Picking Town in Texas"?
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, January 2010
See Cotton

Take a road trip

Bonnie View, Texas Nearby Towns:
Refugio | Corpus Christi
See Refugio County | Texas Gulf Coast

Book Hotel Here:
Refugio Hotels | More Hotels
Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history and vintage/historic photos, please contact us.


All Texas Towns :
Gulf Gulf Coast East East Texas North Central North Central Woutn Central South Panhandle Panhandle
South South Texas Hill Hill Country West West Texas Ghost Ghost Towns counties COUNTIES

TEXAS ESCAPES CONTENTS
HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | SEARCH SITE
TEXAS TOWNS A-Z | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS A-Z | TEXAS COUNTIES

Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | FORTS | MAPS

Texas Attractions
TEXAS TOPICS
People | Ghosts | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Texas Centennial | Black History | Art | Music | Animals | Books | Food
COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Rooms with a Past | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Stores | Banks | Drive-by Architecture | Signs | Ghost Signs | Old Neon | Murals | Then & Now
Vintage Photos

USA | MEXICO | HOTELS

Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
Website Content Copyright Texas Escapes LLC. All Rights Reserved