Aguilares, Texas

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Aguilares, Texas
CDP
Coordinates: 27°27′6″N 99°5′36″W / 27.45167°N 99.09333°W / 27.45167; -99.09333
Country United States
State Texas
County Webb
Established 1870
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 595 ft (181 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 21
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip Code 78369
Area code(s) +1-361
Nearest Airports: Laredo: Laredo International Airport KLRD LRD Nuevo Laredo: Quetzalcoatl International Airport MMNL NLD
Aguilares Mercantile Store 1911

Aguilares is a CDP in Webb County, Texas, United States. This was a new CDP for the 2010 census with a population of 21.[1]

Geography[edit]

Aguilares is located at 27°27′6″N 99°5′36″W / 27.45167°N 99.09333°W / 27.45167; -99.09333 (27.451627, -99.093233). The CDP has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all land.[2]

History[edit]

Aguilares dates to 1870. It is named for the first settlers and ranchers, José, Locario, Francisco, Próspero, and Librado Aguilar. It became a stop on the Texas-Mexican Railroad in 1881 and was granted a post office nine years later. The population (thought to be a huge exaggeration) was given as 1,500 in 1910 - but four years later it was reportedly a mere 300. The Aguilar family owned a store - one of the two businesses in the community.

Oil was discovered nearby in Oilton and for a short time the town seemed to have a future - but although (or because) it was on a railroad - it lost population to the nearby county seat of Laredo. In the 1930s, the post office was discontinued and in 1939 Aquilares' population was ten.

It rose to twenty-five by 1945, but the 1990 census again reported ten residents.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). Texas: 2010. Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  2. ^ "Boundary Map of Aguilares, Texas". MapTechnica. Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  3. ^ Elizabeth M. Pease, "Modern Times bring changes to ranching", Laredo Morning Times, August 24, 2014, Walker Supplement, p. 7D, reprint of a November 2000 article

Coordinates: 27°26′55″N 99°05′14″W / 27.44861°N 99.08722°W / 27.44861; -99.08722