Callaghan (Callahan) was established in 1881 as a cattle shipping point on the International and Great Northern Railroad in Webb County. The settlement was named for Charles Callaghan of the Callaghan Ranch. A post office operated there under the name Callahan in 1880–81. The Callaghan Ranch was still operating in the 1980s, but by that time the community was gone.

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Callaghan is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Callaghan is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [-Ranch]
  • [Callahan]
  • (Shea)


Latitude: 27.87667610
Longitude: -99.40059160

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated