Guerra

Guerra, Texas

Guerra, Texas

Map showing Guerra, Texas whithin Jim Hogg County. Map Credit:  1920 Map of Jim Hogg County courtesy of The Texas General Land office, map #10749 via TexasEscapes.com.

Guerra, on Ranch Road 649 forty-five miles south of Hebbronville in southwestern Jim Hogg County, had no permanent settlement until the late 1800s, when landowner A. Guerra established the community. Early Mexican settlers called the town El Colorado, because of the red cattle found in the area. The Guerra post office, which was still in service in 1990, was founded in 1906, with Don Apolonio Gomez as postmaster. It was reportedly moved to the community from the ranch San Antonio Viejo. In 1914 Guerra had a population of 100 and sixteen businesses, including a general store, a blacksmith, a railroad agent, and a number of livestock establishments. The community reported a population of fifty from 1920 to the mid-1960s and seventy-five in 1968. In 1990 Guerra reported a population of fifteen and served as a retail point for nearby cattle ranchers.

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

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Guerra is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Colorado)

Locations

  • Latitude
    26.88310280
    Longitude
    -98.89364020

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

No

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Population Counts

Guerra
Pop. Year Source
4 2019 Texas Demographic Center
6 2010 Texas Demographic Center
8 2000 Texas Demographic Center