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McCOOK, TEXAS

Hidalgo County, South Texas
Farm Road 681
24 miles N of Mission
26 miles NW of Edinburg
30 miles NW of McAllen

Population: Est. 91(2000) Peak population: 100 (1964)

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McCook got a late start as towns in Texas go. The town was established sometime around 1925.

Information from the Handbook of Texas only gives an inventory of buildings and no report on citizens, McCook history or who the town was named after.

The town had forty people and two businesses in 1941.

In 1963 McCook still reported forty people and today there are less than 100 people and no businesses.

Immaculate Conception Cemetery contains most of McCook's former residents.

John Troesser

McCook, Texas Forum

McCook, Texas
Greetings from South Texas.
A bit of information for the small town of McCook. From what I have gathered, McCook was established by some Polish folks that moved down from Panna Maria, Texas. They established a small farming community in south Texas and built a nice church. The folks in McCook are a fine bunch and right neighborly. I grew up in Edinburg, about twenty five miles from McCook. I still remember some the the names of the Polish students that came from McCook. We had the Kotzurs, the Pavelics, the Pilarziks, the Pavlickas, the Sekulas and the Kellers to name a few.

The community is still a small place, there is a corner store and gas station. There are a few grain silos in the immediate area and oil fields and pipelines just about everywhere. Most of the folks are into dry farming or ranching with a few of the larger spreads doing some wildlife management and guide hunting for trophy bucks and exotics.

The post office is in the the corner general store. If you are ever in the area, you should drop in and see the place. The locals may even share a story with you about the latest rattler they ran into or the bobcat that visits their pond in the evenings. It takes you back, you'll be pleasantly surprised. - Richard Sanchez, August 20, 2006



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