Bishop, TX


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Bishop is a city in Nueces County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,305 at the 2000 census, but decreased to 3,126 by 2009. Located on U.S. Highway 77 and Farm-to-Market Road 70, Bishop is located just eight miles north of Kingsville and about thirty miles southwest of Corpus Christi.
Bishop is a very small town in south Texas, Bishop was a planned town from its beginning. In 1910, F.Z. Bishop, an insurance agent turned promoter, acquired 2,300 acres (9 km²) of land in South Texas along the railroad line and laid out a model community surrounded by farm tracts.
Bishop laid out zoned business, industrial and residential districts and built a water and power system. In just two years, the town grew to a population of 1,200. Bishop closed his operation as World War I started. He had sold more than 80,000 acres (324 km²) of land and established a prosperous community.