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Iraan is located southwest of San Angelo on US 190 and Hwy 349 above I-10 on the banks of the Pecos River in Pecos County.

It came into existence after the discovery of oil on the nearby Ira G. Yates ranch in 1926. Iraan was named for Ira and Ann Yates in a contest that offered a town lot as a prize.

The population of Iraan dropped to 951 by 1967, when declining oil production forced several major oil companies to move their offices from the community. In 1986, after the temporary rally in the oil business in the 1970s and early 1980s, Iraan had twenty-five businesses and a population of 1,358. In 1990 the population was 1,322.


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