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Welcome to Nueces ...

Nueces is located on the Gulf Coast.

Nueces is located in Nueces County<1>.


The location of Nueces has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Nueces, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1859.

Nueces is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Nueces lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Nueces: (361)

Communities Also Named Nueces ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Texas communities named Nueces: This one is located in Nueces County and the other is located in Uvalde County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Nueces.

Communities near Nueces ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Nueces.

  • Corpus Christi
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Portland
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
    • Portland is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,768 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland <4>
  • Robstown
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robstown
    • Robstown is located in Nueces County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,133 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robstown <4>
  • Ingleside
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingleside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingleside
    • Ingleside is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,043 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ingleside <4>
  • Sinton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinton
    • Sinton is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,281 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinton <4>
  • Taft
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taft have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taft
    • Taft is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,886 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taft <4>
  • Odem
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odem
    • Odem is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,380 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odem <4>
  • Gregory
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
    • Gregory is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,866 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gregory <4>
  • Ingleside-On-the-Bay
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingleside-On-the-Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingleside-On-the-Bay
    • Ingleside-On-the-Bay is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 608 people
  • Petronila
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petronila have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petronila
    • Petronila is located in Nueces County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Nueces. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Nueces.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Nueces. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Nueces.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nueces. See our Newspapers Page for Nueces.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nueces ...

Looking for more information about Nueces? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Nueces, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Nueces.

Adding Nueces to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Nueces in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Nueces was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Nueces post office opened in 1859.

We also found Nueces in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Nueces.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nueces. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Nueces County: www.co.nueces.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Nueces, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nueces - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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