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.
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|4,532||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,871||2010||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,732||2000||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,220||1990||Texas Demographic Center|
|2,743||1980||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,271||1970||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,504||1960||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,481||1950||Texas Demographic Center|
|950||1940||Texas Demographic Center|
|767||1930||Texas Demographic Center|
|682||1920||Texas Demographic Center|