Kenedy County, Texas

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Kenedy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It is part of the Kingsville Micropolitan Statistical Area. In 2000, its population was 414. Its seat is Sarita[1], and the county is named for Mifflin Kenedy, an early rancher in the area. Kenedy County has the distinction of having the fourth lowest-population of any county in the United States, following Loving County, Texas, Kalawao County, Hawaii, and King County, Texas. It is also the easternmost county in the United States that has more square miles than people. The county was created in 1921 from parts of Hidalgo and Willacy counties. In 1999, Hurricane Bret struck the county, but damage was minimal due to the county's low population. A wind turbine plant is being built near Sarita and is expected to slightly raise the population of the area.

The King Ranch covers a large part of the county. [1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,946 square miles (5,039 km²), of which 1,457 square miles (3,773 km²) is land and 489 square miles (1,266 km²) (25.12%) is water. The area made Kenedy the 13th largest county in Texas in total area.[2] In land area only, it is the 25th-largest county in Texas. Baffin Bay makes up much of the border with Kleberg County.

Infrastructure

US 77 is the only highway (federal or state) in Kenedy County.

Adjacent counties

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