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LA VILLA, TEXAS

Hidalgo County, South Texas

Just off State Highway 107 and FM 491
About 20 Miles NE of McAllen
Population: 2,012 (2010) 1,305 (2000)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Vicente de Ynojosa was issued a Spanish land grant in 1797 which included present-day La Villa. By 1800 a community was established. With the arrival of the railroad in the late 1800s, the region received an influx of Anglo settlers.

The town became a shipping point on the SAAP (San Antonio and Aransas Pass) railroad in the late 1920s and a post office was granted about the same time.

La Villa had a population of 100 in 1933, doubling to 200 residents by 1947. Ten years later the population remained the same but by that time, it had added a ISD and more businesses had opened. Growth has been slow but steady over the intervening years and the 1990 census county counted nearly 1,400 residents. The 2000 census reported 1,305.
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