Hidalgo County Ranch Histories

Did your ancestors owned a ranch or land in Hidalgo county. I hope that the following book may be able to help you in finding more about your family history and genealogy. The book is titled “Hidalgo County Ranch Histories” and it was edited by Frances W. Isbell and printed by the Hidalgo County Historical Society and the Hidalgo County Historical Commission back in 1994.

 Cover of Book “Hidalgo County Ranch Histories”:

Hidalgo County Ranch Histories

The book starts with Common Misspellings Found on Headstones, Common Spanish Inscriptions – Epitaphs, and Burial Customs. Then it lists the following ranches.

62 Hidalgo County Ranches Mentioned in the book:

  • Agua Negra Ranch
  • Anacahuitas Ranch
  • Cama de los Muertos (Bed of the Dead)
  • Asadores Ranch
  • Balli Ranch
  • Bazan Ranch
  • Benavides Ranch
  • Rancho Blanco
  • Brewster Ranch
  • Los Burros Ranch
  • El Capote Ranch
  • El Carmen Ranch
  • El Cibolo Ranch
  • Cuevitas Ranch
  • El Desierto Ranch
  • Don Patricio Gonzalez Ranch
  • Los Ebanos Ranch
  • Granjefto Ranch
  • Guzman-Toluca Ranch
  • Handy Ranch
  • Havana Ranch
  • Immaculate Conception – McCook
  • Eli Jackson-Brewster Ranch
  • Jackson Ranch
  • Jaraschinas Ranch
  • Jesus Maria Ranch
  • Kelly’s Rancho Blanco
  • Laguna Seca Ranch
  • La Lomita Ranch
  • Lane Ranch
  • Longoria Ranch
  • La Noria Cardena Ranch
  • Los novillos Ranch
  • Null Ranch
  • Ojo de Agua Ranch – Abram
  • Pajaritos Ranch
  • La Pechuga Ranch
  • Pena Ranch
  • Penitas Ranch
  • La Reforrna Ranch
  • Relampago Ranch
  • Retama Ranch
  • Rios Family Cemetery
  • Rosario Ranch
  • El Rucio Ranch
  • San Jose Ranch
  • San Manuel Ranch
  • San Pedro Ranch
  • Santa Ana Ranch
  • Santa Anita Ranch
  • Santa Guadalupe Torero Ranch
  • Santa Monica Ranch
  • Santa Rita Garza Ranch
  • Santa Rita Ranch
  • Santos Valdez Ranch
  • Stockholm Community
  • Tabasco Ranch
  • Tampacuas Ranch
  • Toluca Ranch
  • Valdez Ranch
  • Webber Ranch
  • Zacatal Ranch

The book ends with an appendix listing the Municipal Cemeteries in Hidalgo county and four maps showing the location of the above mentioned ranches.

Were to obtain a copy:

  • Available from: Book Sales Committee Hidalgo County Historical Society P. 0. Box 81 Edinburg, Texas 78540-0081

Let me know in the comments area if any of your families still own or used to own any of the above mentioned ranches.

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9 thoughts on “Hidalgo County Ranch Histories

  1. Fannie C. Hewgley

    Thank you so much for this info on Hidalgo County ranches. I see several names of ranches mentioned that some of my Zamora family members owned, had part ownership in, or just lived and worked in through the years. Would you per chance have an e-mail address for the Hidalgo County Historical Society? Thank you.

  2. Ed Hino

    WISH I COULD POST THE BALLI FAMILY LAND GRANT SURVEY ON ROSARIO RANCH ,MY GRAND MOTHEREDUWIGES SOLIS WASHINGTONWAS THE DAUGHTER OF PETRA HINOJOSA GARCIA WHOINHERITED LLANO GRANDESHARE 5 E DIED AROUND 1851 OR 52 SO THE LAND WAS ACQUIRED THRU QUIT CLAIMS SALES DEEDS BY COUNTY JUDGE TAXASSESOR CONFEDERATE CAPTAINTHADDEUS RHODES WHOWAS FROM NORTH OR SOUTH CAROLINA OF HIDALGO COUNTY THIS LAND COULDNT BE LOST TO TAXES OR QUIT CLAIMSALE TAX DEEDS ITWAS SPANISH FAMILY LAND GRANT GRAND PAW MARTINWASHINGTONIS HOMELESS 1880 US CENSUS

    1. eduardo herrera hinojosa bustos solis cervantes perez washington eayers garcia

      pres
      ent day el relampago ranch is el rosario ranch or edinburgh or mcallen and we never got diddly squat for it or mineral rights our families ended up orphanned in san diego texas renting 1920census and our a great grandmother delfina washington eayers solis de ynojosa passing of a heart attack widowed in la mota ranch falfurrias 1929 her son estanislado washingon eayers hinojosa passed in1931 in falfurrias to we might have been spanish settlers families descendantsand us citizens 1845 but left home less thanks republic of texas and texas rangers

  3. Efraim Tovar

    Does anyone have any information on Juana Anaya family who is shown on the 1890 census. She had a son (John A. Closner) with Sherriff John Closner. I am trying to reach some of the Anaya family to get some questions answered. Thank you!

    Efraim

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