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Juno, Texas
Unincorporated Community
Map of Texas highlighting Val Verde County.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Val Verde
Elevation 1,706 ft (520 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 78840
Area code 432
GNIS feature ID 1378509

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

Population and location

In 2000, the town had a population of 10.

History

Origin of the town’s name

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”.

Timeline of the town (adapted from )

  • 1849: troops were stationed at nearby Beaver Lake, to protect travelers from Indians.
  • 1880s: the community established itself as a ranching supply center and the post office opened.
  • 1899: fifty lots were laid out.
  • 1901: the town had segregated schools (in the same building) with a combined enrollment of over 115 students (two teachers, 88 white students, 29 black students). A hotel was opened and the town was served by a stage line.
  • 1975: Post office closed
  • 1984, the last business in Juno closed.

Other historical facts

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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