Sometimes being the biggest the city in Texas can get to our heads. So much so that we forget about the little towns sprinkled about the Lonestar State that make it so special. While there’s surely no shortage of charming towns in Texas, there is one town that stands out – or doesn’t depending on how you look at it.
Located on the southern tip of Texas just 20 miles from the Mexican border is the town of Guerra. The smallest town in Texas is located in Jim Hogg County, where the population consists of only 3 people according to HomeTownLocator. Established in 1906, the town was previously referred to as “El Colorado” due to the number of red cattle in the area.
Guerra spans a mere 5.91 square miles. Its population peaked with a 100 residents in 1914, where up to 16 businesses were operational – including a blacksmith, general store, railroad agent, and livestock facilities.
From the ’20s to the ’60s the town’s population hovered around 50, increasing to 75 in 1968. Its postal office was in operation up to 1990 when the population was 15 residents.
Elsewhere in Texas, the town of Tulsita north of Corpus Christi is the second smallest town in Texas with a population of only 15 people; whereas 100 miles east of Amarillo, the third smallest town in Texas has less than 20 residents.