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Physical Features: Hilly, broken by Rio Grande tributaries; Anacacho Mountains; Nueces Canyon.
Economy: Agribusiness, government/services, hunting leases, wind farm, gas pipelines.
History: Coahuiltecans, Apaches, Comanches in the area. Spanish Franciscans established settlement in the late 1700s. English empresarios John Beales and James Grant established English-speaking colony in 1834. Black Seminoles served as army scouts in the 1870s. County created from Bexar County in 1850; organized in 1874; named for H.L. Kinney, founder of Corpus Christi.
Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 37.3; Black, 1.4; Hispanic, 62.1; Asian, 0.0; Other, 0.0.
Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 25; deaths, 41; marriages, 20; divorces, 0.
Recreation: Hunting; old Fort Clark Springs; state park; Seminole Indian cemetery; Cinco de Mayo, Juneteenth.
Minerals: Not significant.
Agriculture: Cattle, sheep, goats, hay, sorghum, cotton, corn oats, wheat, pecans. Market value $4.7 million. Hunting important.
BRACKETTVILLE (1,675) county seat; agriculture, tourism; museum.
The Kinney County Courthouse in Brackettville. Photo by Robert Plocheck.