Population 13, 710
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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