Edcouch, TX


By: Alicia A. Garza

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: April 27, 2016


Edcouch is at the intersection of State Highway 107 and Farm Road 1015, eighteen miles northeast of McAllen in southeastern Hidalgo County. The townsite was developed in 1927 and named for Edward Couch, landowner and banker. A post office and railroad stop on the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway were established at Edcouch in 1927. By 1931 the town was shipping citrus fruits, vegetables, and cotton, had a weekly newspaper named the Edcouch Enterprise, and reported a population of 914. Edcouch was incorporated in 1933, when it had thirty-five businesses. The town grew slowly from an estimated population of 1,758 in 1941 to 2,925 in 1958. By 1963 Edcouch had a school, two churches, an estimated population of 2,814, and forty-two businesses. In 1990 the population was 2,878 and in 2000 it was 3,342.

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1952
April 27, 2016

Place
Edcouch
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
2410396
Town Fields
  • Has post office: Yes
  • Is Incorporated: Yes
Belongs to
  • Hidalgo County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 26.29367270°
  • Longitude: -97.96317600°
Population Counts
People Year
914 1930
1,758 1940
2,925 1950
2,814 1960
2,656 1970
3,092 1980
2,878 1990
3,342 2000
3,161 2010
3,352 2019