Bainville

Bainville, on State Highway 72 seven miles southwest of Kenedy in southwest Karnes County, was named after J. L. Bain, who built a store and a cotton gin there in the 1920s. The community was populated largely by Swedes who had moved there from the Del Valle area of Travis County. Elim Lutheran Church and Cadillac School were nearby. From the early 1940s to the early 1960s the settlement had around sixty residents and two businesses. In 1990 only the church, a scattering of farms, and the name remained. The population was eight in 2000.

Continue Reading

Robert H. Thonhoff | © TSHA

Handbook of Texas Logo

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Belongs to

Bainville is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Bainville is classified as a Town

Location

Latitude: 28.74553830
Longitude: -97.93278030

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

Population Count, 2014

8