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Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to South Fork.

This page contains six sections:

Around South Fork (aka 'South Fork Colonia') ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is McAllen. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the southeast of South Fork. McAllen has a population of 143,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Edinburg. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the east of South Fork and has a population of 98,700 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from South Fork.<2>

Aloha Village     [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km] miles to the southeast of South Fork.

Alton North     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the southeast of South Fork.

Alton     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the southeast of South Fork.

Citrus City     [Map]
Less than 2 miles miles to the west of South Fork.

Doffing     [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km] miles to the south of South Fork.

Havana     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the southwest of South Fork.

La Homa     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the south of South Fork.

La Joya     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the southwest of South Fork.

McCook     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the north of South Fork.

Mission     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the south of South Fork.

Palmhurst     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the southeast of South Fork.

Palmview South     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the south of South Fork.

Palmview     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the south of South Fork.

Penitas     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the southwest of South Fork.

West Sharyland     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the southeast of South Fork.

For more communities neighboring South Fork, please visit our County-by-County Page for South Fork.

Hidalgo County ...

South Fork is located in Hidalgo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hidalgo County: Brooks, Cameron, Kenedy, Starr & Willacy.

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Fork ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for South Fork.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around South Fork. 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 South Fork. 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Texas

Texas Tourism

Parks for Texas

Fishing in Texas

Hunting in Texas

TripAdvisor Link for:

Texas Statewide Tourism

Also of Interest:

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 South Fork ...

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 better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to South Fork.

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

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to South Fork.

Large Airports

Valley Intl.  (HRL/KHRL) <4>   [Map]
44 miles [70.8 km] miles to the east of South Fork.

San Antonio Intl.  (SAT/KSAT)   [Map]
221 miles [355.7 km] miles to the north of South Fork.

Austin - Bergstrom Intl.  (AUS/KAUS)   [Map]
270 miles [434.5 km] miles to the north of South Fork.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
297 miles [478 km] miles to the northeast of South Fork.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

McAllen Miller Intl.  (MFE/KMFE)   [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the southeast of South Fork.

Rio Grande Valley Intl.    [Map]
44 miles [70.8 km] miles to the east of South Fork.

South Padre Island Intl.  (BRO/KBRO)   [Map]
65 miles [104.6 km] miles to the east southeast of South Fork.

General Aviation Airports

Rio Grande Valley Rgnl.   [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the east northeast of South Fork.

Edinburg Intl. (FAA ID: EBG)   [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the east northeast of South Fork.

Mid Valley Airport (ICAO: KT65)   [Map]
26 miles [41.8 km] miles to the east southeast of South Fork.

Rio Grande City Muni. (FAA ID: 67R)   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the west northwest of South Fork.

Starr Co. Airport   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the west northwest of South Fork.

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 International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: HRLICAO: KHRL

Website for Valley International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


San Antonio International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: SATICAO: KSAT

Website for San Antonio International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Mid Valley Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KT65

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Austin - Bergstrom International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: AUSICAO: KAUS

Website for Austin - Bergstrom International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


William P. Hobby Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: HOUICAO: KHOU

Website for William P. Hobby Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


McAllen Miller International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MFEICAO: KMFE

Website for McAllen Miller International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Brownsville - South Padre Island International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: BROICAO: KBRO

Website for Brownsville - South Padre Island International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Laredo International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: LRDICAO: KLRD

Website for Laredo International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Corpus Christi International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: CRPICAO: KCRP

Website for Corpus Christi International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Hidalgo County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hidalgo County: www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.3223, Longitude: -98.3722     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Fork have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to South Fork), 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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<4>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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