Where people thrive, cities grow. At least, that’s the story of Kingsville, Texas.
Tucked away in south Texas near Baffin Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, the city of Kingsville was founded in 1911 to provide infrastructure for the adjacent King Ranch and named for founder Richard King.
As King Ranch continued to thrive, it quickly became the largest ranch in the state and, eventually, the United States. Today, King Ranch sprawls across more than 825,000 acres of Texan countryside, making it larger than both the entire state of Rhode Island and the European country of Luxembourg.
When you visit Kingsville, Texas, plan to spend some time exploring the vast King Ranch. This National Historic Landmark was featured in multiple works of fiction and has created its own myths known throughout the state. While visiting King Ranch, be sure to stop at the on-site King Ranch Museum to learn more about the life of America’s cowboys.
Have extra time in Kingsville? The city cherishes its history that lives to this day in the historic downtown. Before becoming the Kingsville we know today, Kingsville’s historic downtown was part of Mexico before Captain Richard King purchased the unincorporated town in 1852. There’s no better place to learn about Kingsville’s fascinating history than by strolling its streets.
When you fly to a jet charter airport in Kingsville, Texas, you’ll arrive at the Kleberg County Airport. This county-owned public-use airport lies just nine miles west of town, making it the perfect starting point to explore Kingsville and King Ranch.