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IUKA, TEXAS (Atascosa County). Iuka is a rural community ten miles west of Poteet in northwestern Atascosa County. It served intermittently from 1886 to 1908 as the post office for the Sand Branch settlement. No population figures are available for Iuka. In the 1940s the town had a few scattered dwellings and some gravel pits. The number of dwellings has since decreased, but highway maps still recorded its location in the late 1980s.


Margaret G. Clover, The Place Names of Atascosa County (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1952).

Linda Peterson


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Linda Peterson, "IUKA, TX (ATASCOSA COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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