Cactus, TX (Webb County)


By: Eduardo Pupo

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994


Cactus is two miles east of Interstate Highway 35 and twenty miles north of Laredo in northern Webb County. The settlement began around 1881 as a shipping point on the International and Great Northern Railroad. A local school enrolled forty-five pupils in 1907, and a post office served area residents from 1884 through 1916. After 1892 the community's reported population never exceeded fifty, and the number of residents had declined to twenty-five by the late 1940s. No population figures were available for Cactus from 1968 through the early 1990s. In the 1980s a combination gas station and grocery, a few scattered dwellings, and a cemetery remained in the vicinity.

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

Eduardo Pupo, “Cactus, TX (Webb County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 25, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/cactus-tx-webb-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
December 1, 1994

Place
Cactus
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1378080
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Webb County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 27.90695340°
  • Longitude: -99.39392460°