Bayou, TX (San Patricio County)

By: Keith Guthrie

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994

Bayou, between San Patricio and Mathis on a bayou that drained an area of fertile San Patricio County land, was settled in the post-Civil War period. Thomas Bernard Magowan settled on a farm on the bayou in 1876, and other families followed until perhaps a dozen lived in the area. The community had its own school, administered by the schools of San Patricio, and the loose community of families considered themselves a settlement apart from San Patricio. The later history of Bayou is unknown; most of its area is now ranchland.

Keith Guthrie, History of San Patricio County (Austin: Nortex, 1986).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Keith Guthrie, “Bayou, TX (San Patricio County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 18, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994

Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • San Patricio County
  • Latitude: 28.03862480°
  • Longitude: -97.80110920°