Poesta is located three miles southeast of Beeville on State Highway 202 in south central Bee County. Originally dubbed Hatcher's, the village was settled close to Poesta Creek about 1890 and was later called Poesta. A school was in operation in 1894. It had one teacher and seventeen students in 1899 and one teacher and twenty-three students in 1906. A new school was built in 1915 and operated until 1943, when construction of the Chase Field Naval Auxiliary Air Station forced its removal to a new site east of the original tract. In 1939 Poesta had the school and a number of scattered dwellings. In 1990 several families resided in Poesta and nearby on State Highway 202 between Beeville and Chase Field.

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Adrian D. Ramirez | © TSHA

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Place type

Poesta is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Hatcher's)


Latitude: 28.37915100
Longitude: -97.67264600

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated