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ESCOBAS, TEXAS

Zapata County, South Texas
Farm Road 16
19 Miles NE of Zapata

Population: 10 (2004)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Settled by Mexican ranchers as early as the mid-1700s, it later became part of the colony of Nuevo Santander. Settlement began in the late 1800s and by 1897 the area was populated enough to support a school of thirty students.

The town had been known as Laguna de Escobas but when oil was discovered, it was renamed Escobas. The oil company provided a primary school (to 5th grade) and a post office was opened.

Escobas had a single business in operation in 1940 and a population of just 25. The population remained at that level through the 1990s. In recent years it has declined to only 10 residents.

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