Cotulla, LaSalle County, Texas
Cotulla, the county seat of La Salle County, is twenty-seven miles north of Encinal on U.S. Interstate Highway 35 in the northwestern part of the county. The town was named for Joseph Cotulla, a Polish immigrant. After learning that the International-Great Northern Railroad intended to extend its tracks into La Salle County in the early 1880s, Joseph Cotulla worked to build a town on the present site of Cotulla. In 1881 he provided 120 acres of land to induce the railroad to build into the county, and by 1882 a railroad depot had been built and lots in the new town had begun to be sold. By 1883 the town had been granted a post office, and several new buildings had been constructed, including a general store, a hotel, and a jail. In a special county election held that year Cotulla was designated the county seat, and the town began a period of rapid growth. By 1890 it had a population of 1,000, three general stores, two weekly newspapers, two churches, a saloon, a bank, a corn mill, and a cotton gin.
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Cotulla by the Numbers
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|4,005||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,603||2010||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,614||2000||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,694||1990||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,912||1980||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,415||1970||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,960||1960||Texas Demographic Center|
|4,418||1950||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,633||1940||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,175||1930||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,058||1920||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,880||1910||Texas Demographic Center|