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SAN ISIDRO, TEXAS


Starr County
, South Texas

26 43' 8" N, 98 26' 39" W (26.718889, -98.444167)

FM 1017 and FM 2294
5 miles E of La Gloria
38 miles NE of Rio Grande City the county seat
ZIP code 78588, 78536
Area code 956
Population: 240 (2010) 300 (2000)

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Post office in San Isidro, Texas

The post office in San Isidro
TE photo, 7-01

History in a Pecan Shell

Named after St. Isidore of Seville (Patron Saint of Farmers), the town was formed with the arrival of the first settler (see Forum below) in 1877.

A Catholic church was constructed around 1900 and a post office operated from 1904 to 1913. A new church was built in 1963, and a twelve-grade school consolidated several northern Starr County schools. The post office was opened in 1948.

Today San Isidro is the leading community in northern Starr county.

Windmill in San Isidro, Texas
A windmill in San Isidro
TE photo, 7-01

San Isidro, Texas Forum

The post office in the picture was not built till the 1980's. The other post office was across the street. My grandmother was the postmaster general for 40 years. The founder is not Santiago Peña but in fact Blas Pena Gonzales - died 1905 and buried in his ranch family plot in San Isidro Tx. Hope this was helpfull. - Arturo Silva, August 23, 2011

TX Starr County 1907s Map
Starr County 1907 postal map showing Sanisidro
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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