General.. The population is 3,352 and the altitude is 525

In the center of truck-farming region; called the “Strawberry Capital of Texas,” Also extensive ranching, dairying, and production of peanuts, hay and forage grains.


- Celebrating the distinction of producing 40 percent of Texas’ strawberries is a monument to the favorite fruit. Giant replica is seven feet tall and weight 1,600 pounds. Also monument of Poteet Canyon, Steve Canyon comic strip character named for the city.

The Strawberry Festival is held in early April draws thousands to pay tribute to the sweetness of this region’s fruit. In addition to judging and auction of strawberries, such events as a rodeo, fiddlers contest, and dances are held, along with fireworks and a variety of entertainment.