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Rudolph, a shipping point on U.S. Highway 77 and the Missouri Pacific line, thirty-eight miles south of Sarita in southwestern Kenedy County, was named for Rudolph Kleberg, United States congressman around 1900. The St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway was completed through the area in 1904. That year a post office opened, but it closed in 1907. In 1948 the site had a railroad station and an airway beacon light. In 1982 a pumphouse was still in operation.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Rudolph is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Rudolph is classified as a Town


Latitude: 26.68561740
Longitude: -97.76888360

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated