Sarita, Texas

Sarita, Texas

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_name2 = Kenedy County
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 250 |
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Sarita is an unincorporated community in and the county seat of Kenedy County, Texas, United States,GR|6 and the only settlement of note in the county.


Sarita was created in 1904 as the headquarters of the Kenedy Ranch, named by its founder, John G. Kenedy after his daughter. The town grew to about 300 residents by 1916, but in that year a serious hurricane struck and the area and many settlers subsequently moved away (in 1999, the largest Texas hurricane in 20 years, Bret, came ashore near Sarita but did little damage). Although the town was made county seat when Kenedy County was created in 1921, it has not grown appreciably since then.

Today, Sarita is home to a Catholic church, a school, several homes, and a post office, the Lebh Shomea House of Prayer centered around the headquarters of the Kenedy Ranch , but no businesses are active other than the ranch. The 1921 Kenedy County Courthouse is a two-story white Beaux-Arts structure on a large green and the most prominent building in town (many county employees actually live in Kleberg County, just to the north since there is nowhere to live in Kenedy County and most of the homes are owned by the ranch). Across the street sits the whitewashed, two-story headquarters of the Kenedy Pasture Company, which owns most of the land in the county and employs many of Sarita's citizens. The building also houses the Kenedy Ranch Museum.


Sarita is located at 27°13′18″N, 97°47′21″W.


Sarita Elementary School (PreK-6) of the Kenedy County Wide Common School District serves Sarita.

ee also

*Kingsville micropolitan area


External links

* [ Handbook of Texas Online article]

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