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ENCANTADA-RANCHITO-EL CALABOZ, TEXAS. Encantada-Ranchito-El Calaboz, located off U. S. Highway 281 just north of the Rio Grande and about twelve miles northwest of Brownsville and six miles south of San Benito, was classified as a census-designated place in 1990. This community includes Encantada, a colonia that was shown on highway maps by the early 1960s, as well as the colonias of Ranchito and El Calaboz. In 1990 the population was 1,143. That figure increased to 2,100 in 2000. The area consists of primarily Hispanic, lower-income families and is part of the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District (see EL CALABOZ and RANCHITO).

Laurie E. Jasinski

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Laurie E. Jasinski, "ENCANTADA-RANCHITO-EL CALABOZ, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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