Attorney and banker Charles Henry Pease (1873- 1933)
came to the Rio Grande Valley from Michigan in 1907.
With the help of local businessmen he organized the
Raymondville State Bank, which opened on March 5, 1907.
The first directors of the . . . — — Map (db m164536) HM
In 1554 three Spanish ships heavily laden with $10 million dollars in silver and gold and 410 passengers ran aground in a stormy sea on Padre Island east of Willacy County.
Karankawa cannibals murdered many of the survivors. In that same year, . . . — — Map (db m118043) HM
Formed from Cameron and Hidalgo counties
Created March 11, 1911
Organized August 12, 1911
Recreated April 20, 1921
Reorganized August 3, 1921
Named in honor of
John G. Willacy
November 10, 1859 • September 19, 1913
Member of the . . . — — Map (db m118039) HM
Several years after Willacy County formed in 1911, a courthouse was built by San Antonio Architect Henry T. Phelps in Sarita. Despite the elegant new courthouse, Sarita remained a remote, inaccessible location to many Willacy County residents. . . . — — Map (db m117516) HM
In honor of those men and women who so nobly served our country
we dedicate this memorial.
We bow our heads at this moment and offer a silent prayer that they did not serve in vain.In memory of those that gave their all
World War I . . . — — Map (db m164538) WM