Encinal, Texas

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Encinal is a city in La Salle County, Texas, United States. The population was 629 at the 2000 census. Interstate 35 Business runs through the community. There are few businesses in Encinal; most have closed along the main street.



Encinal is located at 28°2′30″N 99°21′22″W / 28.04167°N 99.35611°W / 28.04167; -99.35611 (28.041584, -99.356192)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.



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Encinal may be named for the Spanish word for a holm or holly oak grove [4]. The town was supposed to be the county seat for Encinal County which was established on 1 February 1856 and was to consist of the eastern portion of Webb County, Texas. The county was never organized and was finally dissolved on 12 March 1899. The Encinal territory was absorbed into Webb County and Encinal became part of La Salle County.

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