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HIDALGO COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Hidalgo County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    HIDALGO COUNTY
    Formed from Starr and Cameron counties.
    Created January 24, 1842.
    Organized April 7, 1854.
    Named in Honor of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla -- 1753-1811 Mexican Patriot
    County Seat, 1852, Edinburgh, name changed February 7, 1861, to Hidalgo. Moved to present site, then called Chapin, October 12, 1908. Name changed to Edinburg, February 3, 1911.

    Hidalgo County Courthouse
    Texas - Hidalgo County Courthouse
    Hidalgo County Courthouse
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    Hidalgo County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Edinburg
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  • Abram
  • Alamo
  • Donna
  • Doolittle
  • Edcouch
  • Edinburg County seat
  • Elsa
  • Granjeño
  • Hargill
  • Havana
  • Hidalgo
  • La Blanca
  • La Joya
  • La Lomita ghost town
  • La Villa
  • Los Ebanos
  • Lull
  • McAllen
  • McCook
  • Mercedes
  • Mission
  • Palmview
  • Penitas
  • Pharr
  • Progreso
  • Relampago
  • Run ghost town
  • Sam Fordyce ghost town
  • San Juan
  • Scissors
  • Stockholm ghost town
  • Weslaco

  • TX Hidalgo County 1907s Map
    Hidalgo County 1907 postal map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Hidalgo County 1920s Map
    Hidalgo County 1920s map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Hidalgo  County 1940s Map
    Hidalgo County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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