La Gloria

La Gloria is a mile west of U.S. Highway 281 and four miles north of Falfurrias in southern Jim Wells County. A post office was established there in 1908, and by 1914 the community had a population of fifty, a cotton gin, a general store, and telephone service. The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway built a stop at La Gloria in 1914. The post office closed in 1918. In 1936 the community consisted of a school and scattered dwellings and farms. In 1963 La Gloria still had a school, as well as a water tank and an oil refinery. It remained a dispersed community in 1993.

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

La Gloria is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    27.28143020
    Longitude
    -98.13333780

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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La Gloria by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
70 2009 Local Officials