SANTA CATARINA, TX
SANTA CATARINA, TEXAS. Santa Catarina, a dryland farming community on Farm Road 755 six miles south of La Gloria and twenty miles northeast of Rio Grande City in Starr County, was first settled about 1809 as a part of the Kelsay Ranch. By the mid-1960s the community had twenty residents and a filling station, a grocery, and a cotton gin. In 1970 its population was forty-five, but its last store closed in 1978. Though in 1990 the Texas Almanac reported a population of forty-eight at Santa Catarina, a 1991 local report noted that only two families lived at the community. In 2000 the population was fifteen.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Dick D. Heller, Jr., "SANTA CATARINA, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hns18), accessed February 07, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.