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Altavista is off Farm Road 1017 twenty-two miles south of Hebbronville in east central Jim Hogg County. The site was first settled in 1890, when the Jones family purchased the Jones-Alta Vista Ranch. A post office called Altavista and a store were in operation by 1906. One business and a population estimated at twenty-five were recorded for the year 1936. In the mid-1940s Altavista had a business, a school, and row of dwellings. In the early 1990s Altavista was a dispersed community.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Belongs to

Altavista is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Altavista is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Alta Vista Ranch]
  • (Jones' Ranch)


Latitude: 27.04171320
Longitude: -98.52807170

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated