“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Hidalgo, Texas

Clickable Map of Hidalgo County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Hidalgo County, TX (67) Brooks County, TX (12) Cameron County, TX (120) Kenedy County, TX (5) Starr County, TX (16) Willacy County, TX (6)  HidalgoCounty(67) Hidalgo County (67)  BrooksCounty(12) Brooks County (12)  CameronCounty(120) Cameron County (120)  KenedyCounty(5) Kenedy County (5)  StarrCounty(16) Starr County (16)  WillacyCounty(6) Willacy County (6)
Edinburg is the county seat for Hidalgo County
Hidalgo is in Hidalgo County
      Hidalgo County (67)  
      Brooks County (12)  
      Cameron County (120)  
      Kenedy County (5)  
      Starr County (16)  
      Willacy County (6)  
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1Texas, Hidalgo County, Hidalgo — Historic Hidalgo
The City of Hidalgo is located on lands settled by Spanish colonizer José de Escondon in 1749. In 1848, Scottish-born merchant John Young founded a town site on Spanish land grants as a trading post and ferry landing opposite Reynosa, Mexico. . . . Map (db m180737) HM
2Texas, Hidalgo County, Hidalgo — 3745 — Old Hidalgo County Courthouse
This building served as the Hidalgo County Courthouse from its construction in 1886 until the County Seat was moved to Chapin (later name Edinburg) in 1908. Made of brick from nearby Reynosa, Mexico, it originally was a two-story structure. Its . . . Map (db m195639) HM
3Texas, Hidalgo County, Hidalgo — 3744 — Old Hidalgo County Jail
Built in 1886 by S. W. Brooks, who also constructed the nearby courthouse, this jail served Hidalgo County during a turbulent period in its history, when outlaw raids were still occurring. The city's first newspaper, "The Hidalgo Advance," was . . . Map (db m195647) HM
4Texas, Hidalgo County, Hidalgo — 3747 — Old Hidalgo School
Thought to have been built about 1898, this two-story brick structure has served as an educational facility for generations. The first recorded graduation took place in 1922, with a class of three. The school housed students in elementary grades . . . Map (db m195659) HM
5Texas, Hidalgo County, Hidalgo — 5641 — Vela Building
In 1904 Crisoforo Vela and his wife, Florinda (de la Vega Balli), moved to Hidalgo from Santo Domingo Ranch in Starr County. Six years later Vela acquired the ferry and rowboat service that connected Hidalgo with Reynosa, Mexico. This was an . . . Map (db m195650) HM
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Mar. 21, 2023