Population 13, 710

Altitude 214


Located on Poesta Creek, originally named Maryville for Mary Hefferman, the only survivor of a family massacred by Indians in 1853. Became the seat of Bee Country, 1860, and renamed "Beeville-on-the-Poesta." Largest retail center in a six county area. Home of Bee Country College, Texas Department of Corrections McConnell Unit, and various aviation and manufacturing industries.

Hunters take deer, wild turkey, quail, dove, and javelina when in season. Freshwater fishing in area rivers. For information on area events, accommodations, and attractions, contact the Bee County Chamber of Commerce, 512-358-3267.


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