Hargill is on Farm roads 490 and 493 twenty-four miles northeast of McAllen in eastern Hidalgo County. It was developed and named by W. A. Harding and Lamar Gill during the early 1900s. A post office was in operation in Hargill in 1924, and in 1926 a railroad station was established there on the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway. By 1930 Hargill had ten stores, a school, three churches, and an estimated population of 400. In 1947 it had a population of 450 and nine stores. In 1963 the community had three churches, one school, multiple dwellings, and a population of 100. The population had increased to 1,349 by 1990 and remained the same in 2000. .

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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Pop. Year Source
800 2020 United States Census Bureau
924 2019 Texas Demographic Center
877 2010 United States Census Bureau