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HARGILL, TEXAS. Hargill is on Farm roads 490 and 493 twenty-four miles northeast of McAllen in eastern Hidalgo County. It was developed and named by W. A. Harding and Lamar Gill during the early 1900s. A post office was in operation in Hargill in 1924, and in 1926 a railroad station was established there on the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway. By 1930 Hargill had ten stores, a school, three churches, and an estimated population of 400. In 1947 it had a population of 450 and nine stores. In 1963 the community had three churches, one school, multiple dwellings, and a population of 100. The population had increased to 1,349 by 1990 and remained the same in 2000. .

Alicia A. Garza


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

Alicia A. Garza, "HARGILL, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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