VILLEGAS, TEXAS. Villegas was on the Texas-Mexican Railroad eighteen miles east of Laredo in south central Webb County. The settlement was named for its location on a ranch that at one time belonged to Joaquín Villegas. The site had been a resort for hunters and fishermen. The community was on the mail route from Aguilares and served the nearby Reiser oilfield. In the early 1990s only a few scattered dwellings still marked the site of the former settlement.
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, Christopher Long, "Villegas, TX," accessed May 28, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvv17.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history every day,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles