Granjeno, Texas

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Granjeno is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 313 at the 2000 census. A July 1, 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 304.[3] The city sits on the banks of the Rio Grande River, near the border with Mexico.

Granjeno is part of the McAllenEdinburgMission Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Granjeno is located at 26°8′18″N 98°18′13″W / 26.13833°N 98.30361°W / 26.13833; -98.30361 (26.138316, -98.303484)[4]. It is situated off the junction of FM 494 and Old Military Road in southern Hidalgo County, approximately four miles southwest of McAllen.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


Founded in the late 18th century, Granjeno has a history that predates Texas statehood.[6][7] Granjeno Cemetery was established in 1872 with burials from both sides of the Rio Grande. By the mid-1930s, the community consisted of several dwellings.[5] A church and school were established in Granjeno by 1948. During the 1960s, growth in the community was stimulated by the development of a colonia.[8] The population was estimated at 545 in 1976. Ten years later, that figure has decreased to 450. On January 26, 1993, Granjeno was incorporated as a city.[6] The population was just over 300 in 2000. In elections held on May 10, 2008, Granjeno voters elected a mayor (Vicente Garza, Jr.) and two commissioners (Marco De Rueda and Roy Garcia) who all were under the age of 25.[9]

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