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LAS RUSIAS, TEXAS
AKA Las Rucias

Cameron County, Texas Gulf Coast/South Texas
Where Hwy 281 meets FM 1479
About 9 Miles SW of Harlingen

About 1 Miles N of the Rio Grande

Population: Unknown / Dispersed


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History in a Pecan Shell

The name rucia describes a silver-gray color. The Spanish word is almost always applied to horses, therefore Las Rucias can be translated as “The Silver-Gray Horses.” The site was significant in two wars. It was the Lexington of The Mexican War and during the Civil War (June 25th 1864) there was a fight between the Union and Confederate forces.

The community sprang up in the 1970s as a colonia – an non-incorporated community often without water or improved roads. Included in the colonia was a church, surrounded by fifty two families. The population was estimated at 341 residents in 1976.
Las Rusias TX - Church
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Photo Courtesy Ken Rudine, February 2008
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Las Rusias TX - Palm
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Las Rucias 1936 Texas Centennial Marker
"Colonel John S. Ford of the Confederate Army defeated the Union Forces June 25, 1864."
Photo Courtesy Ken Rudine, February 2008

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Photo Courtesy Ken Rudine, February 2008
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