LAGUNA VISTA, TX (CAMERON COUNTY)
LAGUNA VISTA, TEXAS (Cameron County). Laguna Vista is on State Highway 100 and Farm Road 510 twenty miles east of San Benito and five miles northwest of Port Isabel overlooking Laguna Madre in eastern Cameron County. The community was settled in the early 1800s by Mexican salt traders who transported salt through the region to northern Mexico. Ranchers followed the traders, and eventually a community was formed. In July 1958 the citizens of the community voted forty-four to zero to incorporate. By 1983 the estimated population of Laguna Vista was 632. It was 1,166 in 1992. The population was 1,658 in 2000. The community was named for its proximity to Laguna Madre.
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: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
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, "Laguna Vista, TX (Cameron County)," accessed October 26, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hll08.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.