La Leona

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Map of Cameron County

La Leona, off Farm Road 1847 thirteen miles north of Los Fresnos in north central Cameron County, was named for a nearby ranch headquarters. The small community became a shipping point on the San Benito and Rio Grande Valley Railway but ceased to exist as an organized community when the railroad was discontinued from San Fernando to La Leona. La leona is Spanish for "the lioness."

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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

La Leona is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

La Leona is classified as a Town


Latitude: 26.26785080
Longitude: -97.45887160

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated