Pleasanton

Pleasanton is at the intersections of Farm Roads 476, 5350, 1334 and U.S. Highway 281, five miles northeast of Jourdanton in northeast Atascosa County. It was founded in 1858, when conflicts with Indians caused the settlers to move the location of the county seat from Amphion. The mouth of Bonita Creek seemed the perfect location for the new seat, so the county residents voted this area as the official townsite. John Bowen, who later named the town after early settler John Pleasant, donated five square miles of land for development. E. B. Thomas, the first settler, opened the first general store in Pleasanton. In 1860 Pleasanton became county school district number 1, with W. J. Pepham as the first teacher. By 1861 the town had a dozen families, two blacksmiths, and three lawyers. A log cabin served as the courthouse for nine years. After the new courthouse was built by William Guynes, the log cabin was rented to the school district until 1875, when a rock schoolhouse was built. The old courthouse also served as a church at one time.

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

Pleasanton is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Bonito)

Locations

  • Latitude
    28.96384450
    Longitude
    -98.49366600

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Pleasanton by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Pleasanton
Pop. Year Source
10,794 2019 Texas Demographic Center
8,934 2010 Texas Demographic Center
8,266 2000 Texas Demographic Center
7,678 1990 Texas Demographic Center
6,346 1980 Texas Demographic Center
5,407 1970 Texas Demographic Center
3,467 1960 Texas Demographic Center
2,913 1950 Texas Demographic Center
2,074 1940 Texas Demographic Center
1,154 1930 Texas Demographic Center
1,036 1920 Texas Demographic Center