About Hidalgo County

Named For: Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the priest who raised up the call for Mexico’s independence from Spain

Created: 1852 from Cameron County

Location: In the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas on the Mexican Border near the Gulf of Mexico. Its southern boundary is formed by the Rio Grande River.

Adjacent Counties: Brooks County (North)
Kenedy County (Northeast)
Cameron County (East)
Willacy County (East)
Starr County (West)

Adjacent Mexican State: Tamaulipas (South)

County Seat: Edinburg

Largest City: McAllen


AlamoGranjenoMissionProgresso Lakes
AltonHidalgoPalmhurstSan Juan
DonnaLa JoyaPalmviewSullivan City
EdcouchLa VillaPenitasWeslaco

Unincorporated Communities
Abram-PerezvilleLa BlancaNurillo
Alton NorthLa HomaOlivarez
Cesar ChavezLaguna SecaPalmview South
Citrus CityLlano GrandeRelampago
DoffingLos EbanosSan Carlos
DoolittleMidway NorthSan Manuel-Linn
El GatoMidway SouthScissors
FaysvilleMila DoceSouth Alamo
HavanaMonte AltoVal Verde
HeidelbergMunizWest Sharyland
Indian HillsNorth Alamo 

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