Sullivan City, TX


By: Alicia A. Garza

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: June 1, 1995


Sullivan City is off U.S. Highway 83 and Farm Road 886 a mile east of the Starr county line in extreme southwestern Hidalgo County. The site, part of Ed W. Sullivan's ranch, became a loading station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1927. The community had a population of 250, a post office, and fifteen businesses by 1930. By 1947 Sullivan City had nine businesses and a population of 250. During the 1950s the population remained constant at 250, but the number of businesses increased to twenty. In 1974 the population was 350. In 1990 Sullivan City had an estimated population of 2,371 and no businesses. A colonia called Rodriguez developed outside Sullivan City, and by 1986 it had grown to a population of 1,013 and 225 dwellings. In 2000 the population was 3,998.

Colonias in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas: A Summary Report (Policy Research Project Report No. 18, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, 1977).
Categories:
  • Peoples
  • Mexican Americans
Places:
  • Communities

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Alicia A. Garza, “Sullivan City, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/sullivan-city-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
June 1, 1995

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Place
Sullivan City
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
2411996
Town Fields
  • Has post office: Yes
  • Is Incorporated: Yes
Belongs to
  • Hidalgo County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 26.27528910°
  • Longitude: -98.56441800°
Population Counts
People Year
2,371 1990
3,998 2000
4,002 2010
4,282 2019