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SINTON, TEXAS

San Patricio County Seat, Texas Gulf Coast

US 77, US 181, and State Hwy 188
31 miles W of Rockport
26 miles N of Corpus Christi
Population: 5,672 (2010) 5,676 (2000) 5,549 (1990)

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Sinton TX Sinton Street old postcard
Sinton Street Scene
1912 Postcard courtesy William Beauchamp
History in a Seashell

The town is named after a major stock-holder in the Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company.

Col. George W. Fulton, founder of the company gave 640 acres to begin Sinton on Chiltipin Creek.

A timeline of significant facts in Sinton's history:
1886: The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway builds through
1888: post office granted
1892: post office discontinued
1893: Sinton's school system is born with a one-room schoolhouse
1894: Sinton is declared county seat
1907: The St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexican Railway appears
1908: Packing sheds are supplied by J. W. Benson - population is a mere 78 persons
1910: Sinton has banks, a newspaper and at least one hotel
1912: Fire destroys large part of downtown
1916: Sinton incorporates
1920s: Brick buildings replaces wooden buildings in downtown Sinton
1935: Oil discovered on Easter Sunday

Sinton continues to be a farming, petroleum, and petrochemical center. One of the more distantly visible structures in town is a huge grain elevator.

Sinton, Texas Landmarks
Sinton Vintage Photos
San Patricio County courthouse, Sinton, Texas  today
San Patricio County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, May 2007
Sinton TX Saturday Moring Scene looking West
Saturday Moring in Sinton
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, May 2009
Sinton, Texas early 1900 street scene
Sinton Texas early 1900s street scene
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Sinton TX Bankers Country Home with windmill
Bankers Country Home, Sinton, Texas
Postcard courtesy William Beauchamp
SA&AP Depot, Sinton TX
SA&AP Depot in Sinton, Texas
Postcard courtesy William Beauchamp
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Bank of Commerce, Sinton, Texas old photo
Bank of Commerce in Sinton, early 1900s
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Sinton, Texas - Bank Building today
Bank of Commerce Building today
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, May 2009
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Odem Building 1909 Sinton State Bank Building, Texas
The 1909 Odem Building
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, May 2007
Odem Building Sinton State Bank Building, Texas historical marker
Odem Building Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, May 2007
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Sinton TX - First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church of Sinton
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, May 2009
Sinton TX - First United Methodist Church historical marker
First United Methodist Church Historical Marker
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, May 2009
Sinton TX - First United Methodist Church cornerstone
First United Methodist Church cornerstone
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, May 2009
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Scouts Building in Sinton Texas
The Scouts Building
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, May 2007
Sinton TX - Feed Store Mural
Feed Store Mural
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, May 2009
Cowboy silhouette mural in Sinton Texas
Cowboy mural
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, May 2007
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Sinton Texas -Rob & Bessie Welder Park
Rob & Bessie Welder Park
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, May 2009
Photographer's Note:
Rob & Bessie Welder Park features camping, picnic area, playground, golf, swimming, baseball fields and a rodeo arena. - William Beauchamp, May 2009
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