ESPERANZA, TX (HUDSPETH COUNTY)
ESPERANZA, TEXAS (Hudspeth County). Esperanza is near the Rio Grande on Farm Road 192, twenty-one miles southwest of Sierra Blanca in southwestern Hudspeth County. It was founded before 1935, when a post office was established there with Mrs. Bessie Greene McCoy as postmaster. The estimated population of Esperanza doubled from fifty in the late 1930s to 100 in the mid-1940s. It was 100 for two decades and then, by the late 1960s, dropped to seventy-five, where it remained through 2000. In the late 1980s Esperanza had scattered dwellings and a school. The town's name, which means "hope" in Spanish, was the name of a local farm.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Martin Donell Kohout, "ESPERANZA, TX (HUDSPETH COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hne25), accessed February 12, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.