Inez is a census-designated place (CDP), on U.S. Highway 59 fifteen miles northeast of Victoria, Texas, near the Jackson County, Texas line in Victoria County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,787 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Victoria, Texas, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The name is that of a daughter of a railroad developer.
In the late 17th century, a French colony called Fort Saint Louis existed near Inez as part of the French claim to the area.
The community of Inez was originally called "Arenosa" after a nearby creek. (Arenosa is Spanish for "sandy".)
In 1882, the community was renamed after Inez Telfener. In 1900 the town had a lumberyard, a railway station, a bank, a hotel, and a Wells Fargo office. A rural school served its growing population, which reached 200 by 1920.
Inez is served by the Industrial Independent School District, home of the Cobras.