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Amada Acres, Texas

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Amada Acres.

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Around Amada Acres (aka 'Amada Acres Colonia') ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is McAllen. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the east of Amada Acres. McAllen has a population of 142,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Edinburg. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the east of Amada Acres and has a population of 87,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Amada Acres and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Alamo   [Map]   19,220   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Alton   [Map]   16,895   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Donna   [Map]   16,518   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Elsa   [Map]   6,624   E   46 miles [74 km]
Hidalgo   [Map]   13,831   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
La Joya   [Map]   4,293   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mission   [Map]   83,563   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Palmview   [Map]   5,745   E   23 miles [37 km]
Penitas   [Map]   4,854   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Pharr   [Map]   77,320   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Rio Grande City   [Map]   14,483   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Roma   [Map]   10,265   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
San Juan   [Map]   36,663   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sullivan City   [Map]   4,194   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Weslaco   [Map]   40,033   E   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Alto Bonito   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Cuevitas   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
El Refugio   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Garceno   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Garciasville   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
La Grulla   [Map]   1,706   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
La Puerta   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
La Rosita   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
La Victoria   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Las Lomas   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Los Alvarez   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Los Ebanos   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Los Villareales   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Miguel Barrera   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
West Alto Bonito   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]

For more communities neighboring Amada Acres, please visit our County-by-County Page for Amada Acres.

Starr County ...

Amada Acres is located in Starr County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Starr County: Brooks, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg & Zapata.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Amada Acres ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Amada Acres.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Amada Acres.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Amada Acres. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Amada Acres. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Texas

    Texas Tourism
    Parks for Texas

    Fishing in Texas
    Hunting in Texas

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Texas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Texas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Texas

Airports Near Amada Acres ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Amada Acres.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Rio Grande City Muni.   [Map]   67R   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Starr Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Amada Acres.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Amada Acres. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Valley Intl. (HRL/KHRL)   [Map]   HRL   E   67 miles [107.8 km]
San Antonio Intl. (SAT/KSAT)   [Map]   SAT   N   220 miles [354.1 km]
Austin - Bergstrom Intl. (AUS/KAUS)   [Map]   AUS   NNE   273 miles [439.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
McAllen Miller Intl. (MFE/KMFE)   [Map]   MFE   ESE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Rio Grande Valley Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   67 miles [107.8 km]
South Padre Island Intl. (BRO/KBRO)   [Map]   BRO   ESE   86 miles [138.4 km]
Laredo Intl. (LRD/KLRD)   [Map]   LRD   NNW   93 miles [149.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Rio Grande City Muni.   [Map]   67R   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Starr Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Valley Intl.   (HRL/KHRL)   [Map]
        Website for Valley International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
San Antonio Intl.   (SAT/KSAT)   [Map]
        Website for San Antonio International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mid Valley Airport   (ICAO: KT65)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Zapata Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAPY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Austin - Bergstrom Intl.   (AUS/KAUS)   [Map]
        Website for Austin - Bergstrom International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
McAllen Miller Intl.   (MFE/KMFE)   [Map]
        Website for McAllen Miller International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
South Padre Island Intl.   (BRO/KBRO)   [Map]
        Website for Brownsville - South Padre Island International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Laredo Intl.   (LRD/KLRD)   [Map]
        Website for Laredo International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Starr County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Amada Acres. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Amada Acres.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Amada Acres. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Amada Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amada Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.3434, Longitude: -98.7414     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Amada Acres have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Amada Acres), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Amada Acres.


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