About This Place
Poteet is a city in Atascosa County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,305 as of the 2000 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was named for its first postmaster, Francis Marion Poteet.
Poteet is known for its "Poteet Strawberry Festival" and being the birthplace of country singer George Strait. Poteet Canyon, Steve Canyon's ward in the long-running comic strip by Milton Caniff, is named after the town (and a mosaic of Poteet Canyon stands in front of the town's fire station). In James Michener's classic, Centennial, cattleman R. J. Poteet led the drive of a large herd of longhorns north from Texas to Colorado.
Poteet is located at 29°2′N 98°34′W / 29.033°N 98.567°W / 29.033; -98.567 (29.0398, -98.5743).