Valera

Valera, at the junction of U.S. Highway 67 and Farm Road 503, in west central Coleman County, was developed on the George P. Cleveland ranch and named by Santa Fe Railroad officials in 1886. Its railroad location secured a modest prosperity. In 1946 Valera had a school, churches, seventeen businesses, and 500 people. Subsequently the community declined. In 1980 through 2000 Valera had a population of eighty and a post office.

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

Valera is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.75292520
    Longitude
    -99.54729090

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

No

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Valera by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
80 2009 Local Officials