Merlo, Partido de Merlo, Buenos Aires Province (Buenos Aires Metro Area)

Villa San Antonio del Camino

Merlo was founded as the village of Villa San Antonio del Camino in 1755 by Francisco de Merlo (1693-1758) and rebuilt by Juan Dillon with the opening of a train station on 11 August 1859.

Volga German families from Lucas Norte and ChaƱar moved to Merlo, a northwestern suburb of Buenos Aires.

Pre-Volga Origin

Merlo Train Station (1880).
Source: Mariano Acosta.