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County created 12/8/1857 from Goliad, Refugio San Patricio, Live Oak and Karnes Districts and named for Barnard E. Bee, Sr., organized 1/25/1858. Beeville, the first County Seat, was on Medio Creek, near Medio Hill, the first post office. In 1860 Maryville became county seat; later designated Beeville-on-the-Poesta to distinguish it from the previous Beeville.-Handbook of Texas Online: Bee County

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This list contains or will contain all post offices known from Texas. Noted also are whether recent offices have had at least one precancel type, as listed in the Precancel Stamp Society's Town and Type Catalog of the United States and Territories, Sixth edition, Summer 1998, and from Fosters' personal knowledge. A link is provided to detailed precancel data for that location. The precancel device(s) may or may not still exist. An * indicates a discontinued post office or name change. Pester the active post offices so that devices can be retained or ordered. They may be found many times, but only have to be thrown away once. Precancel devices are not usually issued to branches, stations or contract post offices. Please see plans page for color legend.



Post OfficeZip / *Establishedfirst precancels AuthorizedDiscontinuedNotes
Medio Hill (1857-1858)in Goliad County
Medio Hill*1/25/1858: HBTO, G&J 5/6/1859: G&Jfrom Goliad County when Bee County organized, first post office in county, name changed to Beeville
Beeville-on-the-Mediocommunity name and legal name of first location to reduce confusion
Beeville 5/6/1859: Wheat, Schmidt, G&J 1860: G&Jnamed for General Barnard E. Bee, military and political hero of the Texas Revolution and Republic. on Medio Creek, name changed from Medio Hill, first county seat
Maryvillewhen land donated for a new County Seat, community named for Mary Heffernan, the only survivor of a family massacred by Indians in 1853
Beeville-on-the-PoestaMaryville, 7 miles away on Poesta Creek was soon renamed to distinguish from first location, when voters moved the County Seat and post office here in 1860 from Beeville on Medio Creek (ex Medio Hill)
Beeville 1860: G&J 8/5/1861: Wheat 
" 8/5/1861: Wheat 4/17/1866: WheatConfederate administration
BEEVILLE781024/17/1866: Wheat12'14operatingCOUNTY SEAT
BEEVILLE78104    
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Dark Cornersnickname for Blanconia
Kymoalternate community name for Blanconia
Lower Medioalternate community name for Blanconia
Pull Tightnickname for Blanconia
Blanconia*1/30/1888: Wheat 7/31/1948: Schmidttown established in 1834 when John and Michael Keeting acquired a half league of land from the state of Coahuila and Texas. This land was in Refugio County until Bee County was established in 1857. named for location near Blanco Creek (Sp: white) discontinued, mail to Beeville
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Laparaalternate community name for Cadiz before PO, perhaps from la parral, Sp: "thicket" or "tangle of vines": HBTO
Lebanonalternate community name for Cadiz: G&J
Cadiz*1/30/1888: Wheat 7/31/1948: Schmidtnamed by a local storeowner, H.V. Howard, for his former home town in Ohio OR by early Spanish settlers in memory of their old world home, discontinued, mail to Beeville
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Wolfe'salternate community name for Caesar
Caesar*12/8/1903: Wheat 11/15/1934: Schmidtname selected by the POD from a list of biblical names submitted by the 1st PM and storeowner, discontinued, mail to Kenedy
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Cummingsvillepioneer community included in Candlish, where W. D. H. Saunders operated a store at the confluence of Talpacate and Poesta creeks, later Blanco
Blancopreviously Cummingsville
Medio Hillalternate community name for nearby Candlish, 1st PO established at Medio Hill in 1857 (see Beeville), especially after Beeville (which was at Medio Hill location) moved with its PO to Poesta Creek
Robinson'spioneer community included in Candlish, settled by J. W. and J. N. Robinson, later known as Medio Hill
Upper Mediopioneer community included in Candlish, where R. E. Nutt settled in 1857 and R. A. Ezell, a gristmill operator, in 1872.
Candlish*8/10/1907: Wheat 1/31/1930: Wheatnamed for William J. Candlish who laid out the town site, discontinued, mail to Berclair
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Lomitaalternate community name for Clareville
Clareville*12/4/1896: Wheat 4/30/1938: Wheatnamed for the Clare family who settled there in 1858. discontinued, mail to Beeville
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River Side 6/1/1860: Wheat 7/3/1860: Wheatnamed for its location alongside the Aransas River, name changed to Lattington
Lattington 7/3/1860: Wheat 3/1/1862: Wheatnamed for 1st PM, Parla F. Latting, name changed from River Side
" 3/1/1862: Wheat 11/5/1866: WheatConfederate administration, discontinued
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Medio*3/18/1884: Wheat 10/7/1884: Wheatnamed for location near Medio Creek. (Sp: middle) discontinued, mail to Beeville
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Mineral City*9/2/1878: Wheat 8/7/1895: Wheatnamed for an early well in 1873 which produced mineral water, name changed to Mineral. The well was deepened in 1889, destroying the medicinal properties of the water
Mineral*8/7/1895: Wheat 11/30/1965: Schmidtname changed from Mineral City, became rural station of Kenedy
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Butler'salternate community name in 1883 for Monteola: G&J, THBO
Butler's Neighborhoodalternate community name in 1883 for Monteola because L. G. and A. B. Butler operated a ranch nearby. -THBO
Monteola*3/9/1907: Wheat 3/15/1929: Wheatnamed by the owner of the first store and first gin, Mase Lynch, for a traveling salesman named Monty and his wife, Ola. discontinued, mail to Green, Karnes County
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Colbay Settlementalternate community name for Normanna
Colonyalternate community name for Normanna
Mennonite Colonyalternate community name for Normanna
Norwegian Colonyalternate community name for Normanna
Waltonalternate community name for Normanna, PO established, but "Walton" previously used elsewhere
NORMANNA781424/26/1894: Wheatnoneoperatingnamed by Norwegian settlers, meaning "home of the Norsemen": G&J " or "far north", or "one from the far north":HBTO in hopes of attracting more
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Cravenvillealternate community name for Popalote, from 1st PM George O. Craven
Popalote 2/29/1860: Wheat 3/13/1862: Wheatnamed for nearby Papalote Creek (Indian: kite) for kite-shaped rocks in creek
" 3/13/1862: Wheat 11/5/1866: WheatConfederate administration, discontinued
"*4/8/1870: Wheat 6/20/1883: Wheatreestablished, name changed to Papalote
Hart'salternate community name for Papalote
Hartville Settlementalternate community name for Papalote
Steenvillealternate community name for Papalote
Papalote 6/20/1883: Wheat 10/15/1923: Wheatname changed from Popalote, discontinued
"*9/1/1926: Wheat 12/31/1953: Schmidtreestablished, discontinued, mail to Sinton, San Patricio County
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PAWNEE781456/1/1948: Schmidtnoneoperatingnamed for arrowheads in nearby Sulphur Creek, believed to have been crafted by Pawnee Indians:G&J or named for a board inscribed "Pawnee" and nailed to a tree by travelers:HBTO
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Dry Medioalternate community name for Pettus City
Pettus City*9/29/1886: Wheat 7/6/1896: Wheatnamed for John Freeman Pettus, prominent early settler, name changed to Pettus
PETTUS781467/6/1896: Wheatnoneoperating 
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Quanto 10/31/1895: Wheat, Schmidt 1/21/1896: Wheat, Schmidtdiscontinued, never in operation
"*5/29/1901: Wheat, Schmidt 1/11/1902: Wheat, Schmidtdiscontinued, never in operation
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Quincy*3/10/1892: Wheat 9/15/1899: Wheatnamed for location on the John Quincy Ranch, discontinued, papers to Blanconia
Little Quincynickname for Quincy in 1970s
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Roundtree*10/26/1912: Wheat 11/15/1913: Wheatprobably named for a local family, discontinued, mail to Clareville
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San Domingo 4/13/1860: Wheat 1/23/1867: Wheatnamed for location near San Domingo Creek, Confederate administration, but not listed as such in Wheat and Schmidt, discontinued
" 10/2/1872: Wheat 8/3/1874: Wheatreestablished, discontinued
"*3/21/1878: Wheat 12/28/1882: Wheatreestablished, discontinued, mail to Beeville
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Skidmore Stationalternate community name for Aransas/Skidmore
Aransas*8/30/1870: Wheat 5/19/1887: WheatThe mail route was merely a dim trail until the 2nd PM (William R. Hayes) in 1880 dragged a heavy log with two yokes of oxen from his office to Papalote ten miles distant. -G&J, name changed to Skidmore
SKIDMORE783896/2/1887: G&J or 5/19/1887: Wheat, Schmidt11'37operatingnamed for a pioneer family which ultimately donated the townsite and right-of-way to the San Antonio & Aransas Pass RR, name changed from Aransas
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TULETA781629/14/1907; Wheatnoneoperatingnamed by Mennonite minister and town founder Peter Unzicker, for the daughter of J. M. Chittum, rancher from whom he purchased the townsite
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Tulsaalternate community name for Tulseta/Tulsita, proposed PO name rejected
Tulseta: Wheat or Tulsita: Schmidt, G&J, HBTO*4/15/1931: Wheat 2/28/1939: Schmidtnamed by town founder J. L. Courtney for his former home in Tulsa, OK (Sp: little Tulsa) after the request for "Tulsa" was rejected by the POD, however, the other Tulsa in Winkler County had closed in 1929 (news must be slow), discontinued, mail to Kenedy
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Tynan (1911-1914)in San Patricio County
TYNAN783913/12/1914: Wheatnoneoperatingestablished in San Patricio County
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