Christen, TX


By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994


Christen was at a site just north of what is now Laredo off Interstate Highway 35 in south central Webb County. The settlement was named for Joseph Christen, who patented land in the area in 1840. The area was gradually absorbed by Laredo, and in 1990 only the Christen Junior High School and a few older homes marked the site of the former settlement.

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  • Communities

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

Christopher Long, “Christen, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 07, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/christen-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
December 1, 1994

Place
Christen
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
2009557
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Webb County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 27.51751780°
  • Longitude: -99.51031990°