Laguna Vista

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Laguna Vista is on State Highway 100 and Farm Road 510 twenty miles east of San Benito and five miles northwest of Port Isabel overlooking Laguna Madre in eastern Cameron County. The community was settled in the early 1800s by Mexican salt traders who transported salt through the region to northern Mexico. Ranchers followed the traders, and eventually a community was formed. In July 1958 the citizens of the community voted forty-four to zero to incorporate. By 1983 the estimated population of Laguna Vista was 632. It was 1,166 in 1992. The population was 1,658 in 2000. The community was named for its proximity to Laguna Madre.

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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.

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Laguna Vista is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Laguna Vista is classified as a Town


Latitude: 26.10508530
Longitude: -97.30172900

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


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