Place:Mirando City, Webb, Texas, United States

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NameMirando City
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates27.441°N 98.999°W
Located inWebb, Texas, United States
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Mirando City is a census-designated place (CDP) in Webb County, Texas, United States. The population was 493 at the 2000 census. The town gets its name from Nicolás Mirando, a Spanish land grantee. The population of Mirando City was highest in 1929, at an estimated 1500. The peyote cactus thrives in and around Mirando City and nearby Oilton, and is a clandestine source of income for residents. Peyoteros have harvested peyote in Mirando City for over a hundred years.

Mirando City was the center of the South Texas Oil Boom, launched in 1921 by the industrialist Oliver Winfield Killam of Laredo.

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