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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT 
BEEVILLE, BEE COUNTY, TEXAS

 

 

 

 

Beeville & Bee County
business, information, history and more....

"Welcome to Bee County" sign on Court Square
was the project of Class 1, Leadership Bee County.  Without any real fanfare, the class made this project work and every day provides thousands of visitors and residents with a message of community involvement and information. (Submitted: J. Ries - November 5, 2000)

The sign with "current" information is often displayed on the FrontPage of Beeville.Net 

Beeville's Name

In the 1890's, Beeville was known as the "Forest of Windmills". There was a windmill in almost every yard until as late as 1934.

Colonel Barnard E. Bee Sr.
After whom Bee County was named

Lemons, oranges, grapefruit and even olives were major crops in the area from around 1911 until the early 1950's when a killing freeze wiped out most of the trees, the remaining ones killed by a disease.

Famous personages who lived in Beeville at one time or another include Lincoln Borglum, the sculptor who finished Mount Rushmore, that his father, Gutzon Borglum began, and J. Frank Dobie, well-known western author and teacher.

Other famous people that visited Beeville on a regular basis include President George Bush and baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan. President Bush hunted each year at the Lazy F Ranch in Goliad Co. and Nolan Ryan worked summers at his uncle's dairy farm.

Well-known companies that were started in Beeville include the Adams Extract Co., Lacks Furniture and the Gill Coca Cola Bottling Co.

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Updated  Thursday, December 21, 2006 20:58
    Created Thursday, October 19, 2000

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