Kyote is at the intersection of Farm Road 2504 and State Highway 173, near the Frio county line in west central Atascosa County. Its name was chosen in 1927 by William D. Rogers, the first postmaster, because of the numerous coyotes in the area. He varied the spelling of coyote because there was already a post office in Texas by that name, although it, too, was misspelled (as Cayote). During the 1930s the town had a business, a school, and a population of ten. Its post office closed in 1935. The population of Kyote increased in the late 1940s and reached a high of fifty shortly after oil was discovered there in 1951. From the late 1960s to 1990 its population was reported as twenty-five. A 1964 map showed Kyote as a few scattered dwellings at the northern edge of the Kyote oilfield. The 1984 county highway map named the community but did not show any structures at the site. In 2000 the population was thirty-four.

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.

Belongs to

Kyote is part of or belongs to the following places.

Adopt a Town

The Texas Almanac's Land Rush program lets you adopt the town or county of your choice and share your message with the world. 100% of the proceeds benefit education in Texas.

Great Texas Land Rush logo
Adoption Status: ⭐
This place has been adopted and will not be available until June 1, 2023
Adopted by:
K. Jenschke
Dedication Message:
In honor of my parents and siblings.

Currently Exists


Place type

Kyote is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Mamre)


  • Latitude

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Proud to call TX home?

Put your name on the town or county of your choice.

Search Places »

Kyote by the Numbers

This is some placeholder text that we should either remove or replace with a brief summary about this particular metric. For example, "We update population counts once per year..."

Pop. Year Source
34 2009 Local Officials