Downtown Beeville Parade 1946 taken by James Beauchamp. Courtsey of the Will Beauchamp Collection.

Downtown Beeville Parade 1946 taken by James Beauchamp. Courtsey of the Will Beauchamp Collection.

View Beeville’s Historic Properties at www.downtowntx.org. Learn about properties for sale, lease, or just view historic pictures & facts to learn more about Beeville’s downtown. Use the Downtowntx to take a virtual tour.

Early Washington Street Scene. Courtesy of William Beauchamp

Early Washington Street Scene. Courtesy of William Beauchamp


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John C. Beasley Golf Course- A South Texas gem, the Beasley Golf Course sports some of the largest greens within the area. Practice your skills on the driving range and greens. Test your skills on the 9 Hole Par 72 field with water hazards.

For more information about the Golf Course please call 361-362-7618 or visit www.beevilletx.org.

Disc Golf Course- At the 200 acre park, as the locals call it, you can discover fields of old-growth live oak, willow, mesquite trees and wildflowers. You will be surprised to find nestled away, an eighteen (18) hole Disc Golf Course with practice basket. The front nine (9) baskets are longer with many holes guarded by majestic live oaks and the back nine (9) sports shorter and tighter holes. The Disc Golf Course features multi-level fields and creek.

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Visit Historic Bee County Courthouse


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The Bee County Courthouse is a fine example of the Classical Revival Style. Of particular significance are the Grand Portico and Projecting Pediment entry with Corinthian columns and Dentils along the roofline. The Chicago style windows are also noteworthy. Also unusual is Stephenson's Lady of Justice; unlike most such symbols, she is not depicted as blind. 

View the latest edition of Texas Historical Commission Courthouse Cornerstone which celebrates 20 years of courthouse preservation in Texas. Bee County was one of the first courthouses to be restored. Click here to view 2019 Courthouse Cornerstones issue.

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Coastal Bend Distilling, Co. Grand Opening- January 4, 2019

Coastal Bend Distilling, Co. Grand Opening- January 4, 2019

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The Coastal Bend Distilling, Co. just officially opened their doors on January 4, 2019. The newly constructed venue features a Tasting Room, Tours of the Distillery, Vendor Market at Coastal Bend Distilling, and Future Music & Festival Events at the Grant Lumber Company building. The distillery is located at 201 N. Madison Street. For more information about Coastal Bend Distilling, Co. please visit www.coastalbenddistillingco.com or call 361-492-5846.


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CRAFTY CLASSES is a studio that offers you a great day/evening/night of crafting or painting without the commitment of a regular art class. It is perfect for all levels of art enthusiast. Don’t worry - you’ll be able to follow along with local artists as they take you step by step through the painless process of creating a beautiful piece!
Get your friends or family together and come paint!  Bring your own snacks and beverages to enjoy to help enhance your experience. We will supply all of the tools and supplies you will need to create a masterpiece!
Great for a Girls' Night Out, a Team Building Event, Family Bonding, Children's Classes, Birthday or Bachelorette Parties. We can customize a Craft Event specifically for you or you can participate in one of many Crafty Classes offered.  304 E. Bowie, 361.244.2102, www.craftyclasses.net

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Bohemian Fabricworks & Collectibles, 1004 N. Washington Street, 361-354-1015, www.bohemianfabricworks.com.

Looking to try a craft? Bohemian Fabricworks & Collectibles offers Basic Knitting, Crochet, and Quilting Classes. Fun and friendly classes. 


McClanahan House

The McClanahan House is the oldest business structure in Beeville. The building, the second store built in Beeville by George W. McClanahan, was erected around 1867 on the east side of the courthouse square, near Poesta Creek. The house served as general store, lodging house, and post office. It was built in the pioneer western style, with southern porches. McClanahan was Beeville’s first merchant; he was among the first to buy auctioned lots in the newly formed town of Beeville in 1859. McClanahan also served as schoolteacher, postmaster, county clerk, innkeeper, and Sunday school superintendent. After McClanahan’s death, L.F. Roberts purchased and operated the store for many years.
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Beeville Art Museum

 The Beeville Art Museum is housed in the beautiful Esther Barnhart House. The house was built in 1910 by the R.L. Hodges family and continued to be occupied by descendants of its original owners until 1975. In 1981, the Hodges house and adjacent acreage were purchased by Dr. Joe Barnhart of Houston. Dr. Barnhart named the Hodges house the Esther Barnhart House in honor of his mother. He then developed the land into a park to be used for the enjoyment of the community and named the park the Joe Barnhart Park in honor of his father.

Visit Beeville Art Museum's website at http://bamtexas.org/


Veteran's Monuments in Bee County

Navy Jet- This Navy Jet is located on the corner of Washington and Corpus Christi Street on the Court House square. It was dedicated to the Chase Field Naval Air Station that used to be active in Beeville but closed in 1992.

Blue Star Memorial- Located on the corner of Highway 59 and Washington Street. On the Court House square. It is dedicated to all Mothers who have lost a loved one during all American wars.

G.I. Forum- This monument is dedicated to all Veterans of Bee County. The maker is located on the north side of the Court House square.

World War I- The names on the wall inside the Court House are of the men that lost their lives in WWI in Bee County. The Bee County Court House is located on the corner of Washington (Business 181) and Hwy 59.

Battlefield Cross at Veteran’s Plaza-  Located on St. Mary’s Street across from the Bee County Court House on the east side. Between the buildings you will find pavers with the names of veterans from Bee County and the Battlefield Cross in front.

 

 

 Veterans Memorial Park- City of Beeville Park that is dedicated to all Veterans of Bee County. The park is located on State Highway 673 (Minnesota Street). Inside the Veterans Memorial Park, at the east entrance, sits a monument dedicated to all men that gave their lives in all four wars. The names of WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam Bee County soldiers are engraved on the monument surrounded by American and military flags.

A.C. Jones High School- The Veterans Memorial Stadium was named in honor of all veterans from Beeville. It is located behind the A.C. Jones High School at 1902 N. Adams Street. Inside the Veterans Memorial Stadium is a monument with names of Veterans from Bee County. Inside the A. C. Jones High School is a plaque with names of men and women who graduated from A. C. Jones High School that served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. 

Contact information regarding any of the monuments: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9170  361-358-1331; American Legion Post 274361-319-6554; Vietnam Veterans of American Post 929   361-343-2394;  Iraq & Afghanistan Org. Chapter 1979-216-7247.


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Bee City USA fosters ongoing dialogue in urban areas to raise awareness of the role pollinators play in our communities and what each of us can do provide them with healthy habitat.

The Bee City USA program endorses a set of commitments, defined in a resolution, for creating sustainable habitats for pollinators, which are vital to feeding the planet.

Incorporated cities, towns, counties and communities across America are invited to make these commitments and become certified as a Bee City USA affiliate.

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Bee County Ghost Towns- Travel the backroads of Bee County to discover remnants of yesteryear. Ghost towns: Caesar, Oaks, Olmos, Quincy, Richland, Salt Branch. Ghost Towns list from Texas Escapes http://www.texasescapes.com/Counties/Bee-County-Texas.htm

Bee County History https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb05

Bee County Towns Database http://texasalmanac.com/texas-towns/search?places=&county=37

Bee County image from the Texas Almanac http://texasalmanac.com/topics/government/bee-county

Bee County Cemeteries https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi…

Bee County GenWeb http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Etxbee/

 

 

Bee County Texas 1907 Postal Map

Bee County Texas 1907 Postal Map