The Valley

Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

South Texas Road Trip

Chambers/Visitors Bureaus: of Historical Destinations

Brownsville | Edinburg | Falfurrias | Harlingen | Hebbronville | Hidalgo | Kingsville | Lopeno | Los Ebanos | Mercedes | Mission | Port Isabel | Raymondville | Rio Grande City | San Ygnacio | Weslaco | Zapata

Adjoining Communities

Donna | McAllen | San Benito |

Also see: Museums

Historical Markers for the counties of Brooks, Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Kleberg, Starr, Willacy and Zapata.

18-1766 Exploration of Diego Ortiz Parrilla | 15-Alice Road, Old | 21-Alonso de Leon Expeditions | 17-Armstrong Ranch | 21-Belknap, Camp | 18-Boveda, Camp | 11-Bradburn, Juan Davis | 6-Brooks County | 6-Brooks, James Abijah | 21-Brown, Buildings 85 & 86 | 21-Brown Cavalry Barracks, Fort | 21-Brown Commissary/Guardhouse, Fort | 21-Brown, Fort | 21-Brown Reservation, Fort | 21-Brown, Texas, Fort | 21-Brownsville, C.S.A. | 21-Brownsville Museum, Historic | 21-Cameron County | 21-Chisholm Trail | 2-Colonization of the Lower Rio Grande Area | 18-Conner Museum, John E. | 8-Cortina Battle | 10-Costilla, Padre Miguel Hidalgo y | 21-Davis, President, C. S. A., Jefferson | 1-Dolores a Visita, Mission | 9-El Sal del Rey | 4-Falcon, Old | 21-The Gem | 21-Hebrew Cemetery | 6-Heritage Museum | 10-Hidalgo County | 10-Museum of South Texas History | 18-Hide and Tallow Plant, Site of | 18-Indian Burial Ground | 5-Jim Hogg County | 17-Kenedy County | 18-King Ranch | 18-King Ranch, C.S.A. | 18-Kingsville, Camp | 18-Kleberg County | 13-La Bolsa, Battle of | 20-La Feria | 9-La Noria Cardenena | 1-La Paz Museum | 21-Las Rucias | 20-Longoria Cemetery | 3-Lopena, Old | 11-Los Ebanos Ferry Crossing | 7-Mier Expedition | 13-Military Highway of the Lower Rio Grande Valley | 7-Mission Mier a Visita | 21-Palmetto Pilings | 21-Palmito Ranch, Battle of | 21-Palo Alto, Battle of | 11-Penitas | 22-Point Isabel, C.S.A. | 22-Polk, Fort | 22-Port Isabel | 22-Port Isabel Historical Museum | 21-Post Hospital | 1-Ramireno, Old | 8-Rancho Davis, Old | 14-Raymondville, Historical and Community Center of | 21-Resaca de la Palma, Battle of | 2-Revilla a Visita, Mission | 8-Ringgold Barracks Hospital, Old | 8-Ringgold, C.S.A., Fort | 8-Ringgold, Fort | 8-Rio Grande City, C.S.A. | 19-Rio Grande Valley Museum | 19-Rogers Massacre | 7-Roma Historical Museum | 8-San Augustin de Laredo a Visita, Site of Mission | 18-San Fernando, Camp | 12-San Joaquin Mission | 18-Santa Gertrudis, Headquarters of the King Ranch | 18-Santa Gertrudis in the 1830s, Mexican Activities at Camp | 22-Santiago, Brazos | 16-Stage Coach to the Rio Grande, C.S.A. | 8-Starr County | 21-Stillman House Museum | 18-Taylor Camp Site | 17-Taylor, General Zachary | 21-Thornton Skirmish | 1-Trevino Home, Jesus | 18-U.S. Army March to the Rio Grande | 2-Uribeno, Site of | 13-Weslaco Museum | 14-Willacy County | 2-Zapata County | 2-Zapata, Old

Historical Map of the Rio Grande Valley

Historical Map of the Rio Grande Valley

Historical Map of the Rio Grande Valley

Historical Map of the Rio Grande Valley

Historic Map of the Rio Grande Valley

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