Loma Alta

Loma Alta, also known as Lomo Alto or Lomo, is twenty-two miles southeast of Tilden on a county road off Farm Road 624 in southern McMullen County. By 1900 the community had a school and a few houses; in 1905 nineteen students attended the school. In 1910 John M. Whitley opened a general store, which closed around 1915. Also in 1910 a post office opened under the name Lomo Alto, and the community had a population of twelve. The post office closed in 1924. During the 1930s the community saw a brief oil boom, and a map from the 1940s showed a school still in Loma Alta. The school closed in the late 1940s, and by 1952 the community consisted of only a few houses scattered near the site. Loma Alta was still shown on the 1988 county highway map.

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

Loma Alta is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [-Alto]
  • [Lomo]
  • [Lomo-]

Locations

  • Latitude
    28.12084200
    Longitude
    -98.51501360

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Loma Alta by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
25 2009 Local Officials