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LAKE LA JOYA. Lake La Joya is on the western outskirts of La Joya sixteen miles northwest of McAllen in northwestern Hidalgo County (at 26°15' N, 98°29' W). The lake is two miles long northeast to southwest and less then a mile long east to west.


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

"LAKE LA JOYA," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.