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.
Beeville Art Gallery and Museum
Housed in historic Esther Barnhart house, originally home of the Hodges family, early Beeville settlers, Antique furnishings from Barnhart family and other area residents; paintings and sculptures from Barnhart family collection. Village Exchange (museum gift shop) offers books, prints, and souvenirs. Located at 401 East Fannin Street. Call 512-358-8615.
Among eight city parks is 200 acre Veterans Memorial Park that offers picnicking, playground, pavilions, and a 9 hole golf course. Located off F.M. 351 north of U.S. 59.