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LA GLORIA, TEXAS


Starr County, South Texas

26 43' 12" N, 98 31' 17" W (6.72, -98.521389)

Junction of FM 755 and FM 1017
4 miles NE of San Isidro
31 miles N of Rio Grande City the county seat
58 miles NW of McAllen
54 miles W of Raymondville via Hwy 186
103 miles SE of Laredo via Hwy 359
Population 102 est. (2000)

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Old store in La Gloria, Texas
A La Gloria store
TE Photo, 2001

History in a Pecan Shell

There is another La Gloria nearby (by South Texas standards) Jim Wells County, just outside of Falfurrias, but it is listed as a "dispersed community".

Although the Handbook of Texas listed 3 stores, two gas stations and an oil refinery in La Gloria in 1991, a visit in 2001 showed that the town doesn't look quite that prosperous.

At least one store and gas station has closed, and a water drilling company is operating on both sides of the highway where 755 turns off to 1017.

The post office was moved to La Gloria from Santa Elena in 1916, which is about the only history we have on the town.

LaGloria Texas Wheel of Fortune
The La Gloria Wheel of Fortune
TE Photo, 2001


1940s Starr County Texas map
1940s Starr County map showing Santa Elena (near Jim Hogg County line) but not La Gloria
From Texas state map #4335
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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La Gloria, Texas Nearby Towns:
Rio Grande City the county seat
San Isidro
McAllen
Raymondville
Laredo
See Starr County

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