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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Kingsville is approximately 25,276 (1990), 26213 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 10,100 (1990), 9095 (2010).
The amount of land area in Kingsville is 32.924 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.06 sq kilometers.
The distance from Kingsville to Washington DC is 1472 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 192 miles. (as the crow flies)
Kingsville is positioned 27.50 degrees north of the equator and 97.86 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Kingsville average annual rainfall is 17.15 inches per year
Kingsville average temperature is 70 degrees F.


40 miles southwest of Corpus Christi in southeast Texas. Here is a map page for the area.
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History & History Related Items

Kingsville was once known as the Wild Horse Desert. It was founded in 1904. The land was once part of the Rincon de Santa Gertrudis Spanish Land Grant which Captain Richard King purchased in 1853. He later founded the King Ranch which began as a cow camp on the Santa Gertrudis Creek. Mrs. Henrietta King donated land in the area for the townsite, many churches and the South Texas State Teachers College which later became Texas A&M University at Kingsville.

Here is a history page for Kingsville.
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Kingsville grew up around the famous King Ranch. King Ranch is bigger than the state of Rhode Island! With 825,000 acres, the ranch is one of the largest in the world. Guided tours of the ranch are available. There is also a museum or two to check out. Soak up the friendly Texas atmosphere in the quaint shops of downtown Kingsville.

John E. Conner Museum
Graves Peeler Hall of Horns
821 W. Santa Gertrudis
Kingsville, Texas
Phone: 361-593-2810

King Ranch Museum
405 North SixthStreet
Kingsville, Texas
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Kingsville City Government

City of Kingsville
200 E Kleberg Ave
Kingsville, TX 78363-4573
City Manager Phone: 361-595-8002
Mayor's Office: 361-595-8001

Kingsville has a commission/manager type of government, with five councilmen (including the mayor)

Kingsville Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
635 E King Ave
Kingsville, TX 78363-5787
Phone: 361-592-6438

Kingsville Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
635 E King Ave
Kingsville, TX 78363-5787
Phone: 361-592-6438

Kingsville Libraries

Kingsville Library
220 N 4th St
Kingsville, TX 78363-4410
Phone: 361-592-6381

Kingsville Schools

Santa Gertrudis School District
Highway 141 King Ranch
Kingsville, TX 78363
Phone: 361-592-7582

Ricardo School District
W County Road 2160
Kingsville, TX 78363
Phone: 361-592-6465

Kingsville School District
207 N 3rd St
Kingsville, TX 78363-4401
Phone: 361-592-3387

H M King High School
2210 S Brahma Blvd
Kingsville, TX 78363-7108
Phone: 361-592-6401

Academy High School
W Santa Gertrudis Ave At N Armstrong St
Kingsville, TX 78363
Phone: 361-592-0058


Texas A&M University Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas
In 1993 Texas A&I became a part of the A&M system.Founded in the early 1900's as a teacher college it now has anexcellent engineering program, business administration, social sciencesas well as many other fine programs.

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