Kenedy County is in the south of the state of Texas. It is the third least populous county in Texas being home to a little over 400 people and consists of 1,946 square miles of territory, of which 1,458 square miles is land and 487 square miles consists of water. The county borders the Gulf of Mexico and was named after Mifflin Kenedy, an early rancher and steamboat operator. Kenedy County was created in 1921 from parts of Hilalgo County and Willacy County.
Kenedy County’s seat is Sarita, founded in 1904 as the headquarters of the Kenedy Ranch and named after the founder’s daughter. Today the settlement only has one business, the headquarters of the Kenedy Ranch.