|Nickname(s): birth place of George Strait|
Location of Poteet, Texas
|Coordinates: 29°2′N 98°34′W|
Poteet is a city in Atascosa County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,260 as of the 2010 census. It is part of the San AntonioMetropolitan Statistical Area. It was named for its first postmaster, Francis Marion Poteet. It was the birthplace of country music star, George Strait.
Poteet is known for its "Poteet Strawberry Festival". 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 (29.0398, -98.5743), about 30 miles (48 km) south of downtown San Antonio.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Poteet has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all land.
Poteet is served by the Poteet Independent School District, including Poteet High School.