Monte Alto

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Monte Alto is off Farm Road 88 sixteen miles north of Weslaco in east central Hidalgo County. In 1926 the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway built a line through Monte Alto and a siding called Rollo just outside the community. In 1947 the town had two businesses and a population of twenty-five. The Monte Alto school district was established on September 1, 1953. The population of the community increased gradually and reached 430 by 1964; at that time there were no businesses reported there. The Missouri Pacific rail line to Monte Alto from Edcouch was abandoned in 1968, at which time the population was estimated at 625. In 1990 Monte Alto had 1,769 residents. The population dropped to 1,611 in 2000.

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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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Monte Alto is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Monte Alto is classified as a Town


Latitude: 26.37312490
Longitude: -97.97166920

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


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