KINGSVILLE

Population 25, 719

Altitude 66


General

Established on the Fourth of July 1904 with the arrival of the first train over St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railroad; land for townsite, in the heart of the King Ranch, was donated by Mrs. Henrietta King. Mrs. King was interested in the settlement of the region between Corpus Christi and Brownsville. She also constructed the First Presbyterian Church Building, donated land for Baptist, Catholic, Episcopal and Methodist churches, built a high school and presented it to the town, and provided land for South Texas State Teachers College (now Texas A&I University). Kingsville became Kleberg County seat in 1913.

Today, the city is the center for agriculture, oil and banking. Kingsville is also home of the Naval Air Station, Kingsville.

BEN. P. BAILEY ART BUILDING GALLERY

JOHN E. CONNER MUSEUM

KING RANCH

KING RANCH MUSEUM

KING RANCH SADDLE SHOP

PARKS

SELLERS MARKET

VISITORS CENTERS


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