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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.

Alicia A. Garza


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

Alicia A. Garza, "LAGUNA VISTA, TX (CAMERON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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