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EL VENADITO, TX

EL VENADITO, TEXAS. 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.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Colonias in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas: A Summary Report (Policy Research Project Report No. 18, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, 1977).

Alicia A. Garza

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Alicia A. Garza, "EL VENADITO, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrelh), accessed July 23, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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