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Turcotte, on U.S. Highway 77 and the Missouri Pacific line, sixteen miles south of Sarita in southwestern Kenedy County, was named for Marie Stella Turcotte Kenedy, wife of John G. Kenedy, Sr., and mother of Sarita Kenedy East. In 1904 the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico built to the site, and by 1948 the community consisted of a railroad station and an intermediate-level airfield. Turcotte was the site of a radio tower in 1979 and in the early 1990s remained a shipping point.

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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.

Belongs to

Turcotte is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Turcotte is classified as a Town


Latitude: 27.00727470
Longitude: -97.79527320

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated