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Welcome to Zarate (aka 'Zarate Colonia') ...

Zarate is located in Starr County<1>.

The location of Zarate has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The community of Zarate has also been called Zarate Colonia.

Zarate is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Zarate lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Zarate lies within the (956) area code.

Communities near Zarate ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Zarate.

  • Rio Grande City [Starr County]
  • Palmview [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmview
    • Palmview [Hidalgo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Zarate
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,774 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmview
  • Penitas [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penitas
    • Penitas [Hidalgo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Zarate
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,716 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penitas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penitas<5>
  • La Joya [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Joya
    • La Joya [Hidalgo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Zarate
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,293 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Joya
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Joya<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sullivan City [Hidalgo County]
    • La Grulla [Starr County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Grulla
      • La Grulla [Starr County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the south of Zarate
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,701 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Grulla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grulla
    • Cuevitas [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuevitas
      • Cuevitas [Hidalgo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Zarate
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuevitas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuevitas
    • La Puerta [Starr County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Puerta
      • La Puerta [Starr County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Zarate
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    • El Refugio [Starr County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Refugio
      • El Refugio [Starr County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Zarate
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Refugio have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • El Refugio has also been known as:
      • El Refugio Colonia
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    • Los Ebanos [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Ebanos
      • Los Ebanos [Hidalgo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Zarate
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Los Ebanos have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Ebanos
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Ebanos<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Zarate. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Zarate.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Zarate. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Zarate.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Zarate. See our Newspapers Page for Zarate.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Zarate ...

Looking for more information about Zarate? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Zarate, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Zarate.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Starr County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Starr, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Zarate - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Zarate) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zarate. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.3203, Longitude: -98.6372       In this case, the coordinates for Zarate have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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