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OILTON, TEXAS

Webb County, South Texas
State Highway 359
2 miles from Mirando City
32 miles E of Laredo
Population: 458 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

The original name of the community was Torrecillas or "little towers.”

The community became a station on the Texas-Mexican Railway in 1881.

The town was near limestone rock outcroppings that were quarried and used in the construction of jetties in Corpus Christi Bay.

In 1900 José M. García operated the only business in the settlement – a small store.

The population reached 40 in 1910 and the town received a post office in 1922. The name of the town was then officially changed to Oilton after oil deposits were discovered nearby. By 1930 the population was 150 and has since slowly increased to nearly 500 residents.
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