Poteet, Texas

Poteet, Texas
Poteet City Hall
Poteet City Hall
Nickname(s): 
Strawberry Capital of Texas
Location of Poteet, Texas
Location of Poteet, Texas
Atascosa Poteet.svg
Coordinates: 29°2′14″N 98°34′22″W / 29°2′14″N 98°34′22″W / 29.03722; -98.57278UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
78065
Area code(s)830
FIPS code48-59084[1]
GNIS feature ID1365680[2]

Poteet is a city in Atascosa County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,260 as of the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was named for its first postmaster, Francis Marion Poteet. It is best known as the birthplace of country music star, George Strait.

Poteet is known for its "Poteet Strawberry Festival".[4] Poteet Canyon, Steve Canyon's ward in the long-running comic strip by Milton Caniff, is named after the town[5] (and a mosaic of Poteet Canyon stands in front of the town's fire station).[6] In James Michener's classic, Centennial, cattleman R. J. Poteet led the drive of a large herd of longhorns north from Texas to Colorado.

Poteet landmark

Geography

Poteet is located at 29°2′14″N 98°34′22″W / 29°2′14″N 98°34′22″W / 29.03722; -98.57278 (29.037276, -98.572756) about 30 miles (48 km) south of downtown San Antonio.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all land.[7]

Other Languages
العربية: بوتيت
Bân-lâm-gú: Poteet (Texas)
Cebuano: Poteet
español: Poteet
français: Poteet
hrvatski: Poteet (Teksas)
italiano: Poteet
Kreyòl ayisyen: Poteet, Texas
Nederlands: Poteet
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Poteet (Texas)
polski: Poteet
српски / srpski: Потит (Тексас)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Poteet, Texas
Tiếng Việt: Poteet, Texas