Kenedy is on U.S. Highway 181 and State Highway 72 four miles south of Karnes City in southwestern Karnes County. Its site was part of a royal Spanish land grant made to Carlos Martínez in 1788. The community was established in 1886 on the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway, on a tract of land bought by Mifflin Kenedy from George W. Little that year. It was named Kenedy Junction in honor of Kenedy, the chief benefactor of the SA&AP. The post office at Kenedy Junction was established on March 27, 1887; its name was shortened to Kenedy on June 21, 1887.
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Kenedy by the Numbers
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|3,525||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,296||2010||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,487||2000||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,763||1990||Texas Demographic Center|
|4,356||1980||Texas Demographic Center|
|4,156||1970||Texas Demographic Center|
|4,301||1960||Texas Demographic Center|
|4,234||1950||Texas Demographic Center|
|2,891||1940||Texas Demographic Center|
|2,610||1930||Texas Demographic Center|
|2,015||1920||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,147||1910||Texas Demographic Center|