King Ranch - Spanish Land Grants

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in four water, bacon and cabbage taste! Mix in outer the and a 16-r Corpus Christ! CALLER-TIMES,.Sunday r ".v,.; : 1953^ Most Names of Divisioiis Gome From Land Grants The name ofMhe Santa Geiirudis Division, headquarters · for all the King Ranch operations. come-vSn- directiy from the Santa Gerirudis Creek and ; dates back to 1757. . The creeK was named.by Bias Maris, Falcon, possibly the first Spanish colonizer to opai-ate north of the Rio Grande. -Falcon was amonff the 40 families settled at old Camai-go. located across the Rio Grande and, down' river from the present site of Rio Grande City, in 17*9 by Jose Escandon. In ISO* .the Crown of Spain made -a. land grant to Jose Lorenzo, Lorenzo, Jose Domingo and J o s e Julian de !a Garza that included territory along the creek and of the division but honova Wells for the aid he gave Mexicans Sn South Texas.' . When the ranch house was DUllt oh the southeastern division fov Caesar Kleberg, the division adopted the name ,o£ the railway station nearby. , Named for .Lnfid Grant The Southwestern division'of tlie ranch adopted the name Encino from a small post office located near the division when it was established. established. The name means live oak in Spanish and is a fitting description of the ranch, whose sandy pastures on the western side are dotted with stately old the northeastern divi- live oaks. » , .-, " .~»-».TM am.. "taif ^ ^ * present, headquarters of ' i I ^^ Gertrudls division are wuireies. tne northeastern divi- Ke-|located. The de la Garzas adopted sion that extends north from collan-j t h e name of ,the creek, for theirjshores of Baffin Bay to the'Nueces mit grant , nnd Capt Richard K TMS in County · line, 'was "named for a H, i! um j 5 . 6 ?* the la ' 1(? '--an' name for [Spanish land grant to Jose Perez brown)his division when he purchasedJRey and Jose Perez Maria Rev. Kle,-jthe land included in the originaliThe Keys n a m e d - t h e i 'grant. I "Rincnrv Ac lt\^ T.onvaio^ ·» o«^n«» £, rant - i "Rincon de los Laureles." Corner Nnmefl for Well.* jof the laurels, possibly from | Nonas, meaning wells, was Cove's of laurels then erowiii" [named for a station on the St.(there. ' " ·; Louis. Bro\\nnsville ajid Mexico] San Antonio Viojo, a fifth divi- i Railway. The railway station was sion of 48.000 acres near ?iamed in honor of James B.lvilie, is owned by King Ran^h Wells, an attorney of · Brownsville and father of Robert . C. Wells. Tnx and Land RepresentaiUve of i t h e K i n p Ranch. \Ve\ls was an at- ton Add railroad company and wrote the Inc., but not operated by the corporation. corporation. It derived iSs name from a Spanish land grant to Xavier Vela. This division is operated under lease by Urs. Tom East (the for charter for the line. j met- Alice Kleberg) and her two « V^A" -5 s{atlon wns established sons, Tom, Jr., and Robert t aJone M~~ ;,- i ' , T RS " Rmcd Wel ' s bMwith other ncrea^e purchased bv officials of the railway company. I Mrs. East and h^r late husband was soon discovered that there \ Inasmuch as this division is s ' - ^ full! th^n-T^ ernS H a ; i0n ln -/f^ fts h - v ! j" c!UCl 4 cl ! ' n its I«TMtIons, the ^n-? ,7 · , n f t o , avoid the ' con '\ Ktn Z R n n c h Js commonly referred f' lct - noff .' c .;^ S tran S lat e d Wells in- to by its four divisions, Santa a m a j e j t o Spanish. The Spanish term is Gertrudis. Norias, fitting to the locale!Encino.

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  1. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times,
  2. 12 Jul 1953, Sun,
  3. Page 88

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