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RIOS, TEXAS


Duval County, South Texas

2727'06"N 9815'54"W (27.4517023, -98.2650068)

FM 1329 and Agua Poquita Creek
13 miles SE of Benavides
16 miles NE of Premont
21 miles S of San Diego the county seat
31 miles SW of Alice
35 miles SW of Kingsville
Population: 100 (2000) 75 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Rios was formed when the post office opened in 1938. The town's first postmaster was Felipe V. Rios, however the town is believed to have been named in honor of Calletonio Rios, who settled in the area in the 1890s. The town has been shown on maps from the 1940s as La Garcia, Texas but was corrected on maps from the 50s. The population of Rios during the 1940s was around 75, a figure it has used ever since.



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Rio, Texas Nearby Towns:
San Diego the county seat
Benavides
Premont
Alice
Kingsville
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