Del Valle, Texas

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Del Valle
Unincorporated community
Del Valle Post Office
Del Valle Post Office
Del Valle is located in Texas
Del Valle
Del Valle
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 30°12′38″N 97°39′16″W / 30.21056°N 97.65444°W / 30.21056; -97.65444Coordinates: 30°12′38″N 97°39′16″W / 30.21056°N 97.65444°W / 30.21056; -97.65444
Country United States
State Texas
County Travis
Elevation 482 ft (147 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 300
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 78617

Del Valle /dɛlˈvæli/ is an Unincorporated community in southeastern Travis County, Texas, United States. Del Valle is a suburb of Austin and part of the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos Metropolitan Statistical Area. The 2010 census estimates the population to be 17,139.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Del Valle is located 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Downtown Austin.[1] It is located at (30.21056, -97.65444) with an elevation of 482 feet.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Edward A. Neal Administration Building, the headquarters of the Del Valle Independent School District

Del Valle is served by the Del Valle Independent School District. residents are zoned to Del Valle Elementary School, Del Valle Middle School, and Del Valle High School.[2]

History[edit]

In 1812 Santiago Del Valle settled in the hills of Central Texas in a piece of land given to him by the Spanish Government as a land grant.[3] The community of Del Valle, established in the mid-1870s, was named after the land grant. In 1878 a post office opened. By the mid-1880s Del Valle, with 50 residents, also had three churches, two cotton gins, one general store, one steam gristmill, and one school. The primary crops shipped by farmers in the Del Valle area were cotton and grain. By 1900 Del Valle had 75 residents. About 150 people lived in Del Valle in 1927. The Great Depression hampered the community, which had 25 residents in the early 1930s. In 1942 the Bergstrom Air Force Base, opened, leading to an increase in the area population. In the mid-1940s Del Valle had 125 residents. In the mid-1950s Del Valle had 200 residents. By the mid-1880s Del Valle had a school. In 1907 the area common school district had two schools. Throughout much of its history Del Valle was served by the Colorado Common School District Number 36 and the Hornsby-Dunlap Common School District.[1] In April 1963 the school district was renamed Del Valle Independent #910. From the early 1970s to the early 1990s, Del Valle's population estimates hovered around 300.[1] The opening of Austin–Bergstrom International Airport in 1999 brought growth to Del Valle and Southeast Austin.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Post Office operates the Del Valle Post Office at 2883 Texas State Highway 71 East.[4]

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