Divot

Divot is at the intersection of Farm roads 1581 and 117, nine miles northwest of Dilley in southwest Frio County. It was originally known as Leona Settlement because of its location near the Leona River. Evidence suggests that the earliest school in the area, Leona School, was a schoolhouse on wheels. Records from 1906 show eighty-nine students and three teachers there. J. J. King established a store at the site in 1908, and the name of the community was changed to Kingsville. Upon application for a post office in 1910, a new name had to be chosen, and Pivot was selected because the settlement was at a crossroads. But through a mistake, the name Divot was assigned.

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

Yes

Place type

Divot is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Kingsville)
  • (Leona)

Locations

  • Latitude
    28.76275360
    Longitude
    -99.25892480

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Pop. Year Source
30 2009 Local Officials