Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon


SANTA MARGARITA, TEXAS. Santa Margarita, on Farm Road 1762 five miles northeast of Raymondville in north central Willacy County, was established as a commissary to provide food and supplies to crews of the Gulf Coast Irrigation Company when it was clearing land in the vicinity. A general store was opened there in 1915 by W. H. Meade, who later became county judge. A Santa Margarita school district was approved on March 9, 1923, but by 1947 the store had burned and Santa Margarita existed as a dispersed rural community. By 1952 the Santa Margarita school district had become part of the San Perlita district. Santa Margarita was still shown on the 1987 county highway map.

Alicia A. Garza

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


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

Handbook of Texas Online, Alicia A. Garza, "Santa Margarita, TX," accessed October 21, 2016,

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Texas AlmanacFor more information about towns and counties including physical features, statistics, weather, maps and much more, visit the Town Database on!