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LAGUNA VISTA, TEXAS


Cameron County, Texas Gulf Coast

266'12"N 9717'46"W (26.103381, -97.296053)

Highway 100 and FM 510
29 Miles NE of Brownsville the county seat
32 Miles E of San Benito
5 Miles W of Port Isabel
10 Miles W of South Padre Island
39 Miles SE of Harlingen
ZIP code 78578
Area code 956
Population: 3,180 est. ( 2019)
3,117 (2010) 1,658 (2000) 1,166 (1990)

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Laguna Vista TX - Water Tower
Water Tower
Photo Courtesy Ken Rudine, 2008
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History in a Pecan Shell

The name comes from the view of Laguna Madre enjoyed by residents. Mexican salt traders passed through the area in the early 19th century. The sea salt made its way to markets in northern Mexico.

Ranching developed in the area and in time (over quite a bit of time) a permanent community developed. Nothing much seems to have happened here for the largest part of the 20th Century, and in 1983 the estimated population was just 632. This increased to 1,166 in 1990 and 3,117 for the 2010 census.



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Laguna Vista, Texas Nearby Towns:
Brownsville the county seat
San Benito
Port Isabel
South Padre Island
Harlingen | Raymondville | McAllen | Edinburg | Mission
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