Rangerville

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.

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

Rangerville is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    26.10501340
    Longitude
    -97.73730300

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Rangerville by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Rangerville
Pop. Year Source
355 2019 Texas Demographic Center
289 2010 Texas Demographic Center
203 2000 Texas Demographic Center
280 1990 Texas Demographic Center