Jourdanton, Texas

Jourdanton, Texas

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Jourdanton, the county seat of Atascosa County, is at the intersection of State highways 16, 97, and 173, five miles southwest of Pleasanton. It was designed from a blueprint as a designated stop on the Artesian Belt Railroad. Jourdan Campbell, who gave his name to the new community, and Col. T. H. Zanderson founded the town in September of 1909. Capt. C. S. Young designed the layout and cooperated with the railroad company so that livestock and cotton could be shipped by railroad to San Antonio. Peter F. Watson, of the Jourdanton Land Company, organized the first auction of town lots in 1909. The citizens of Jourdanton raised a $50,000 bonus for the Artesian Belt Railroad for bringing the line into town.

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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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
4,094 2020 United States Census Bureau
4,532 2019 Texas Demographic Center
3,871 2010 United States Census Bureau
3,732 2000 United States Census Bureau
3,220 1990 United States Census Bureau
2,743 1980 United States Census Bureau
1,271 1970 United States Census Bureau
1,504 1960 United States Census Bureau
1,481 1950 United States Census Bureau
950 1940 United States Census Bureau
767 1930 United States Census Bureau
682 1920 United States Census Bureau