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El Venadito, also known as Venadito, is off U.S. Highway 281 twenty-one miles west of Brownsville in southwestern Cameron County. In the late 1940s the community had a few scattered farms, dwellings, and a cemetery. By 1970 the number of dwellings in the area had increased to sixty. The population of El Venadito was estimated at 207 in 1986, and the colonia encompassed three acres. The population remained at 207 in 2000. Venadito means "little deer" in Spanish.

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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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Venadito is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Venadito is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [El Venadito]


Latitude: 26.05257770
Longitude: -97.76916110

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated