Loma Alta, TX (Val Verde County)


By: Julia Cauble Smith

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: March 1, 1995


Loma Alta is on U.S. Highway 277 between Open Hollow and Miers Draw, 2½ miles southwest of Vinegarone in east central Val Verde County. It was founded by the Davis family, who moved to the area in February 1906; the Davis brothers, Ray, Lin, and Emery, took up ranchland in the area and raised families there. Loma Alta stands at an altitude of 2,007 feet above sea level; its name is Spanish for "high hill" or "knoll." In the 1970s Loma Alta served the ranching community and tourists with a gas station and a store. In 2000 the population was thirty.

Whitehead Memorial Museum et al., La Hacienda (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1976).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Julia Cauble Smith, “Loma Alta, TX (Val Verde County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/loma-alta-tx-val-verde-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
March 1, 1995

Place
Loma Alta
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1378595
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Val Verde County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 29.91798720°
  • Longitude: -100.77454290°
Population Counts
People Year
30 2009