Felipe Valerio Store and Garage

Felipe Valerio Store and Garage (HMXGP)

Location: San Diego, TX 78384 Duval County
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Country: United States of America
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N 27° 48.556', W 98° 25.37'

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(1.5 mi. southeast)

Built in 1905 by Felipe Valerio (1878-1953) and his wife Jesusa (1886-1973), the Valerio store was an integral part of the small community of La Rosita. Located approximately halfway between San Diego and Freer, the store provided groceries and other goods for residents of this rural area. An increase in business from the area oil boom in the 1930s led to the addition of a gas station and garage. The store also served as a bus station, and Felipe Valerio was local postmaster from 1917 to 1929. Construction of State Highway 44 led to the closing of the store in 1956.
Marker Number5131001585
Year Placed1994
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 8:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 556848 N 3076207
Decimal Degrees27.80926667, -98.42283333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 48.556', W 98° 25.37'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 48' 33.36" N, 98° 25' 22.20" W
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Area Code(s)361
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3280 TX-44, San Diego TX 78384, US
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