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NOPAL, TEXAS (Willacy County). Nopal was four miles east of the Laguna Madre and seventeen miles southeast of Raymondville in southeastern Willacy County. It was established about 1855 at a ranch headquarters on the Alice stage road and was a dispersed community in 1948. In the early 1990s there were no dwellings at the site. The name is Spanish for cactus.

Alicia A. Garza


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

Alicia A. Garza, "NOPAL, TX (WILLACY COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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