Rangerville is on Farm Road 1479 four miles southwest of Harlingen in southwestern Cameron County. The community was named for the Texas Ranger camp maintained near the Old Military Road, which was laid during the Mexican War. By 1922 the community had an estimated fifty inhabitants and five businesses, and a post office operated there from 1924 to 1942. With the introduction of irrigation and citrus-fruit farming in the early 1920s, Rangerville became a shipping point. In the late 1940s it had two stores, a church, and an estimated eighty residents. The community had an estimated population of 280 in 1990. The population dropped to 203 in 2000.

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Place type

Rangerville is classified as a Town


Latitude: 26.10501340
Longitude: -97.73730300

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


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