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Hidalgo County Texas

Hidalgo County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. It was in the Coahuiltecan and Karankawa area.  The Comanches forced the Apaches southward into valley in the 1700s; Comanches arrived in the valley in the 1800s. Hidalgo county was created in 1852 from Cameron and Starr counties; it was organized the same year. The county is named for Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the priest who raised the call for Mexico's independence from Spain. As of the 2010 census, the population was 774,769. The county seat is Edinburg, while the largest city is McAllen. Hidalgo County is located within the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.

It is one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States, and is the eighth-most populous county in Texas. Its population in 2010 was 774,769, a 35% increase from 2000. [Source: Wikipedia]

A History of Texas and Texans, Vol 2  By Francis White Johnson 1914
1914 Courthouse

CITIES, TOWNS,  AND POPULATED PLACES

*  Alamo  *  Alton  *  Donna  *  Edcouch  *  Edinburg  *  Elsa  *  Granjeno  *  Hidalgo  *  La Joya  *  La Villa   *  McAllen  *  Mercedes   *  Mission  *  Palmhurst  *  Palmview  *  Penitas  *  Pharr  * Progreso  *  Progreso Lakes  *  San Juan  *  Sullivan City  *  Weslaco *

 
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May 2017: County Records: 1900 Fugitives from Justice
Sept 2016: County Records: 1891 Fugitives from Justice
Jun 2016: County Records: 1916 County Officers
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