Copita

Copita was eight miles southeast of Concepcion and twenty miles southeast of Benavides in southeastern Duval County. It had a general store by 1910, when it was described as a development of "farm and garden tracts." The population was estimated optimistically at "sixty total now" with "others coming in rapidly." A post office was established in 1911 with Edwin M. Flickinger as postmaster. By 1914, when the population was somewhat more realistically estimated at forty-five, Copita had a general store, a cotton gin, a well driller, and a hotel. The post office was closed in 1922, and by the late 1940s the town was down to only one business. By the late 1960s the Copita school had been consolidated with the Ramirez Independent School District, and the town had scattered dwellings, the Iglesia Adventista del Septima Dia (Seventh-day Adventist church), and a cemetery. By 1990 only the Copita cemetery was shown on maps of the area.

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

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Currently Exists

No

Place type

Copita is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    27.29031760
    Longitude
    -98.29667470

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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