Cotulla, Texas
Cotulla is a city
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 in and the county seat
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 of La Salle County, Texas
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, United States
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. The population was 3,614 at the 2000 census.
In 1868, Polish immigrant Joseph Cotulla arrived in La Salle County and eventually established a large ranching operation. After learning that the International-Great Northern Railroad
International-Great Northern Railroad
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 intended to lay tracks in La Salle County, he worked to establish the town of Cotulla.
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