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Vinegarone is on U.S. Highway 277 and the Dry Devils River, 2½ miles northeast of Loma Alta in east central Val Verde County. It was founded as a ranching community in the 1920s and had a post office during the first six months of 1926. From 1936 until 1949 Vinegarone reported twenty residents; after 1949 no further population statistics were available. Vinegarone and the surrounding area, known as Vinegarone Hollow, were named for the whip scorpion by that name that is common in the area. The scorpion emits a vinegar-like odor when it is alarmed.

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Julia Cauble Smith | © TSHA

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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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Vinegarone is classified as a Town


Latitude: 29.94909700
Longitude: -100.76093190

Has Post Office


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