McCook, TX


By: Alicia A. Garza

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: July 30, 2020


McCook is on Farm Road 681 thirty miles northwest of McAllen in west central Hidalgo County. The town was established around 1925. In 1936 McCook comprised a school district, a factory, a church, a post office, and a number of dwellings. The town had a population of forty and two businesses by 1941. In 1963 McCook still reported a population of forty and also included the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, a school, and dispersed dwellings. Its population reached a peak of 100 in 1964. In 1990 McCook was a dispersed rural community with a population of ninety-one and no reported businesses. The population remained the same in 2000.

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

Alicia A. Garza, “McCook, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 28, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/mccook-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
July 30, 2020

Place
McCook
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1341163
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Hidalgo County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 26.48367520°
  • Longitude: -98.39085040°
Population Counts
People Year
50 2014