WEBB, TX (WEBB COUNTY)
WEBB, TEXAS (Webb County). Webb is just off Interstate Highway 35, twenty miles north of Laredo in Webb County. It was established as a shipping point on the International-Great Northern Railroad in 1881 and in 1890 had a station on the San Antonio division of the railroad. The town derived its name from that of the county. A Webb post office, established in 1909, was still in operation in 1980. In 1914 the community had a population of 100 and a telephone connection. Hugh Larimer ran a general store, C. H. Clifton was a prominent cattle breeder, and J. E. Hill was the grocer. In 1936 Webb had a population of twenty-five and two businesses. A Webb school was operating in 1942. The population rose by 1957 to forty and remained at that number until 1982; during this time the community supported two businesses. In 1990 the population was still a recorded forty.
Thomas Estell Terry, A Survey and Proposed Plan for the Reorganization of the Public Schools of Webb County, Texas (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1943).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Karen Gratke, "WEBB, TX (WEBB COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnw29), accessed February 06, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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