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SINTON, TEXAS


San Patricio County Seat, Texas Gulf Coast

282'5"N 9730'32"W (28.034824, -97.508942)

US 77, US 181, and State Hwy 188
31 miles W of Rockport
31 miles N of Corpus Christi
ZIP code 78387
Area code 361
Population: 5,354 Est. (2019)
5,665 (2010) 5,676 (2000) 5,549 (1990)

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Sinton TX Sinton Street 1912 old postcard
Sinton Street Scene, ca 1912
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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 Vintage Photos

Sinton, Texas Landmarks



San Patricio County courthouse, Sinton, Texas  today
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, May 2007
San Patricio County Courthouse


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
Photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com


Sinton TX Bankers Country Home with windmill
Bankers Country Home, Sinton, Texas
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Postcard courtesy William Beauchamp


SA&AP Depot, Sinton TX
SA&AP Depot in Sinton, Texas
Postcard courtesy William Beauchamp
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Sinton TX - Bank of Commerce, 1900s
Bank of Commerce in Sinton, early 1900s
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Postcard courtesy William Beauchamp
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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


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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Sinton TX - Rialto Theatre Neon
Rialto Theatre
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2011
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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



Sinton, Texas Forum

Subject: Old Kennamer Hotel, Sinton, TX

Are there any pictures of the old Kennamer Hotel? Circa late 1800's- early 1900's. I just read about these being one in the Kennamer Genealogy Book of 1954. Sarah Louisa Mitchell Kennamer opened it. She remarried and it said they were in the hotel business there. Her second husband was C. C. Conn. Thank you. - Vikki Kennamer Collins , October 18, 2021

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