Altavista, TX


By: Alicia A. Garza

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994


Altavista is off Farm Road 1017 twenty-two miles south of Hebbronville in east central Jim Hogg County. The site was first settled in 1890, when the Jones family purchased the Jones-Alta Vista Ranch. A post office called Altavista and a store were in operation by 1906. One business and a population estimated at twenty-five were recorded for the year 1936. In the mid-1940s Altavista had a business, a school, and row of dwellings. In the early 1990s Altavista was a dispersed community.

Hebbronville Chamber of Commerce, Fiftieth Anniversary, Jim Hogg County (Hebbronville, Texas, 1963). Jim Hogg County Enterprise, March 9, 1939.
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Alicia A. Garza, “Altavista, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 23, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/altavista-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
November 1, 1994

Place
Altavista
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Jim Hogg County
Associated Names

Alta Vista Ranch

Jones' Ranch

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 27.04171320°
  • Longitude: -98.52807170°