Juniper

Name:

Juno

County:

Val Verde

Zip Code:

78840

Latitude / Longitude:

30°9’7″N 101°6’55″W

Elevation:

1,706 ft (520 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Juno is a small unincorporated community in Val Verde County, Texas, United States, in the southwestern part of the state.

Remains:

According to legend, a restaurant in the town operated by Henry Stein served only frijoles (beans). When asked what was on the menu, the reply would be “you know”, which sounds like “Juno”.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

The Edmondson family built the original general store. Henry Stein operated a cafe that gave the town its name of Juno as the answer of “Ju know” (“you know”) was given as the answer when patrons inquired about the menu offerings. A hotel and a land office were opened in the first quarter of the 20th century. The community had telephone and stage service. The Cadena family ran the blacksmith shop, and George Deaton drove the stage. At its peak in 1964, the town had a population of 80. The town had one business for most years starting in 1931 until the last business closed in 1984.

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