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Map of Kleberg County
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Physical Features: Coastal plain, broken by bays; sandy, loam, clay soils; tree motts.

Economy: Oil and gas, Naval air station, chemicals and plastics, Texas A&M University – Kingsville, agriculture.

Locator map for Kleberg County

History: Coahuiltecan and Karankawa area. Spanish land grants date to the 1750s. In 1853 Richard King purchased Santa Gertrudis land grant. County created in 1913 from Nueces County, organized the same year; named for San Jacinto veteran and rancher Robert Kleberg.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 20.0; Black, 4.1; Hispanic, 73.4; Asian, 2.4; Other, 1.2; Two or more races, 1.5.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 435; deaths, 243; marriages, 224; divorces, 98.

Recreation: Fishing, hunting, water sports, park at Baffin Bay; Padre Island National Seashore, wildlife sanctuary; winter bird watching; university events, museum; King Ranch headquarters, tours; La Posada celebration in November.

Minerals: Oil, gas.

Agriculture:  Cattle, grain sorghum, cotton. Market value $52.8 million. Hunting leases and ecotourism important.

KINGSVILLE (25,394) county seat; government/services, oil, gas, agribusiness, tourism, chemical plant, university, Coastal Bend College branch; hospital; ranching heritage festival in February, King Ranch Breakfast in November.

Other towns include: Ricardo (1,052),  Riviera (703).

Kleberg pronunciation


The community of Vattmann

The community of Vattmann. Photo by Robert Plocheck.