Listă de comitate din statul Texas

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Hartă a statului Texas prezentând comitatele acestuia cu indicarea densităţii populaţiei .

Statul Texas este divizat administrativ în 254 comitate, mai multe decât oricare alt stat al Uniunii. [1] Texas a fost original divizat în municipalități, o unitate locală de guvernare care era specifică guvernării spaniole și a celei mexicane.

Când Republica Texasului, conform originalului Republic of Texas, și-a dobândit independența în 1836, existau 23 de municipalități, care au devenit corespunzător cele 23 de comitate originale ale Texasului. Multe dintre acestea au fost divizate ulterior în noi comitate. Astfel, cel mai recent comitat creat în Texas prin divizarea unui alt comitat a fost comitatul Kenedy în 1921, dar cel mai nou dintre toate este Comitatul Loving, realizat prin reorganizare în 1931. [2]

Fiecare comitat este condus de către un comisar (o persoană desemnată/numită, în engleză, (commissioner) court consisting of four elected commissioners (one from each of four precincts drawn based on population) and a county judge elected from all the voters of the county. In smaller counties, the county judge actually does perform judicial duties, but in larger counties the judge's role is limited to serving on the commissioners court. Certain officials, such as the sheriff and tax collector, are elected separately by the voters, but the commissioners court determines their office budgets, and sets overall county policy. All county elections are partisan.[3]

Counties in Texas also have less legal power than cities or towns. While the counties have eminent domain power and control all unincorporated land within their boundaries, they have neither home rule authority nor zoning power. The county is responsible for providing essential services (except for fire and ambulance, which are often done by volunteer fire departments).

Unlike other states, Texas does not allow for consolidated city-county governments. Cities and counties (as well as other political entities) are permitted to enter "interlocal agreements" to share services (as an example, a city and a school district may enter into agreements with the county whereby the county bills for and collects property taxes for the city and school district; thus, only one tax bill is sent instead of three).[4] School districts are independent of county and city government (with the exception of the Stafford district, which is city controlled).

The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code, which is used by the United States government to uniquely identify states and counties, is provided with each entry.[5] Texas' code is 48, which when combined with any county code would be written as 48XXX. The FIPS code for each county links to census data for that county.

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County
FIPS Code[6] County Seat
Created
Origin
Etymology
Population
Area
Map
 
Anderson County 001 Palestine 1846 Houston County Kenneth Lewis Anderson (1805–1845), the last vice president of the Republic of Texas &&&&&&&&&&&55109.&&&&&055.109 &&&&&&&&&&&&1071.&&&&&01.071 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2774.&&&&&02.774 km²)
State map highlighting Anderson County
Andrews County 003 Andrews 1876 Bexar County Richard Andrews (?–1835), the first Texan soldier to die in the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&13004.&&&&&013.004 &&&&&&&&&&&&1501.&&&&&01.501 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3888.&&&&&03.888 km²)
State map highlighting Andrews County
Angelina County 005 Lufkin 1846 Nacogdoches County A Hainai Native American woman who assisted early Spanish missionaries and was named Angelina by them &&&&&&&&&&&80130.&&&&&080.130 &&&&&&&&&&&&&802.&&&&&0802 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2077.&&&&&02.077 km²)
State map highlighting Angelina County
Aransas County 007 Rockport 1871 Refugio County The Rio Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu, a Spanish outpost in early Texas &&&&&&&&&&&22497.&&&&&022.497 &&&&&&&&&&&&&252.&&&&&0252 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&653.&&&&&0653 km²)
State map highlighting Aransas County
Archer County 009 Archer City 1858 Fannin County Branch Tanner Archer, a commissioner for the Republic of Texas &&&&&&&&&&&&8854.&&&&&08.854 &&&&&&&&&&&&&910.&&&&&0910 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2357.&&&&&02.357 km²)
State map highlighting Archer County
Armstrong County 011 Claude 1876 Bexar County One of several Texas pioneer families, although it is not certain which one &&&&&&&&&&&&2148.&&&&&02.148 &&&&&&&&&&&&&914.&&&&&0914 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2367.&&&&&02.367 km²)
State map highlighting Armstrong County
Atascosa County 013 Jourdanton 1856 Bexar County The Spanish word for "boggy" &&&&&&&&&&&38628.&&&&&038.628 &&&&&&&&&&&&1232.&&&&&01.232 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3191.&&&&&03.191 km²)
State map highlighting Atascosa County
Austin County 015 Bellville 1836 One of the original 23 counties Stephen F. Austin (1793–1836), known as the Father of Texas &&&&&&&&&&&23590.&&&&&023.590 &&&&&&&&&&&&&653.&&&&&0653 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1691.&&&&&01.691 km²)
State map highlighting Austin County
Bailey County 017 Muleshoe 1876 Bexar County Peter James Bailey, a defender of the Alamo &&&&&&&&&&&&6594.&&&&&06.594 &&&&&&&&&&&&&827.&&&&&0827 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2142.&&&&&02.142 km²)
State map highlighting Bailey County
Bandera County 019 Bandera 1856 Bexar County Bandera Pass, named in turn for the Spanish word for "flag" &&&&&&&&&&&17645.&&&&&017.645 &&&&&&&&&&&&&792.&&&&&0792 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2051.&&&&&02.051 km²)
State map highlighting Bandera County
Bastrop County 021 Bastrop 1836 One of the original 23 counties Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop, Dutch settler who assisted Stephen F. Austin in obtaining land grants &&&&&&&&&&&57733.&&&&&057.733 &&&&&&&&&&&&&888.&&&&&0888 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2300.&&&&&02.300 km²)
State map highlighting Bastrop County
Baylor County 023 Seymour 1858 Fannin County Henry Weidner Baylor, a surgeon in the Texas Rangers during the Mexican-American War &&&&&&&&&&&&4093.&&&&&04.093 &&&&&&&&&&&&&871.&&&&&0871 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2256.&&&&&02.256 km²)
State map highlighting Baylor County
Bee County 025 Beeville 1857 San Patricio County, Goliad County, Refugio County, Live Oak County, and Karnes County Barnard Elliott Bee, Sr. (1787–1853), a secretary of state of the Republic of Texas &&&&&&&&&&&32359.&&&&&032.359 &&&&&&&&&&&&&880.&&&&&0880 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2279.&&&&&02.279 km²)
State map highlighting Bee County
Bell County 027 Belton 1850 Milam County Peter Hansborough Bell, the third governor of Texas (1849–1853) &&&&&&&&&&237974.&&&&&0237.974 &&&&&&&&&&&&1059.&&&&&01.059 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2743.&&&&&02.743 km²)
State map highlighting Bell County
Bexar County 029 San Antonio 1836 One of the original 23 counties San Antonio de Béjar, the capital of Mexican Texas, in turn named for Saint Anthony and the municipality of Béjar in Spain &&&&&&&&&1392931.&&&&&01.392.931 &&&&&&&&&&&&1247.&&&&&01.247 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3230.&&&&&03.230 km²)
State map highlighting Bexar County
Blanco County 031 Johnson City 1858 Burnet County, Comal County, Gillespie County and Hays County The Blanco River (Blanco means "white" in Spanish) &&&&&&&&&&&&8418.&&&&&08.418 &&&&&&&&&&&&&711.&&&&&0711 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1841.&&&&&01.841 km²)
State map highlighting Blanco County
Borden County 033 Gail 1876 Bexar County Gail Borden, Jr. (1801–1874), businessman, publisher, surveyor, and inventor of condensed milk &&&&&&&&&&&&&729.&&&&&0729 &&&&&&&&&&&&&899.&&&&&0899 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2328.&&&&&02.328 km²)
State map highlighting Borden County
Bosque County 035 Meridian 1854 McLennan County The Bosque River (Bosque is Spanish for "wooded") &&&&&&&&&&&17204.&&&&&017.204 &&&&&&&&&&&&&989.&&&&&0989 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2561.&&&&&02.561 km²)
State map highlighting Bosque County
Bowie County 037 Boston 1840 Red River County James Bowie (1796–1836), the legendary knife fighter who died at the Battle of the Alamo &&&&&&&&&&&89306.&&&&&089.306 &&&&&&&&&&&&&888.&&&&&0888 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2300.&&&&&02.300 km²)
State map highlighting Bowie County
Brazoria County 039 Angleton 1836 One of the original 23 counties The Brazos River &&&&&&&&&&241767.&&&&&0241.767 &&&&&&&&&&&&1387.&&&&&01.387 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3592.&&&&&03.592 km²)
State map highlighting Brazoria County
Brazos County 041 Bryan 1841 Washington County
Named Navasota County until 1842
The Brazos River &&&&&&&&&&152415.&&&&&0152.415 &&&&&&&&&&&&&586.&&&&&0586 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1518.&&&&&01.518 km²)
State map highlighting Brazos County
Brewster County 043 Alpine 1887 Presidio County Henry Percy Brewster (1816–1884), a secretary of war for the Republic of Texas and soldier in the Civil War &&&&&&&&&&&&8866.&&&&&08.866 &&&&&&&&&&&&6193.&&&&&06.193 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&16040.&&&&&016.040 km²)
State map highlighting Brewster County
Briscoe County 045 Silverton 1876 Bexar County Andrew Briscoe (1810–1849), a soldier during the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&&1790.&&&&&01.790 &&&&&&&&&&&&&900.&&&&&0900 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2331.&&&&&02.331 km²)
State map highlighting Briscoe County
Brooks County 047 Falfurrias 1911 Starr County John Abijah Brooks, a Texas Ranger and legislator &&&&&&&&&&&&7976.&&&&&07.976 &&&&&&&&&&&&&943.&&&&&0943 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2442.&&&&&02.442 km²)
State map highlighting Brooks County
Brown County 049 Brownwood 1856 Comanche County and Travis County Henry Stevenson Brown, a commander at the Battle of Velasco &&&&&&&&&&&37674.&&&&&037.674 &&&&&&&&&&&&&944.&&&&&0944 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2445.&&&&&02.445 km²)
State map highlighting Brown County
Burleson County 051 Caldwell 1846 Milam County Edward Burleson (1798–1851), a general and statesman of the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&16470.&&&&&016.470 &&&&&&&&&&&&&666.&&&&&0666 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1725.&&&&&01.725 km²)
State map highlighting Burleson County
Burnet County 053 Burnet 1852 Bell County, Travis County and Williamson County David Gouverneur Burnet, the first president of the Republic of Texas (1836) &&&&&&&&&&&34147.&&&&&034.147 &&&&&&&&&&&&&995.&&&&&0995 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2577.&&&&&02.577 km²)
State map highlighting Burnet County
Caldwell County 055 Lockhart 1848 Bastrop County and Gonzales County Mathew Caldwell, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and soldier during the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&32194.&&&&&032.194 &&&&&&&&&&&&&546.&&&&&0546 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1414.&&&&&01.414 km²)
State map highlighting Caldwell County
Calhoun County 057 Port Lavaca 1846 Jackson County, Matagorda County and Victoria County John Caldwell Calhoun, the seventh vice president of the United States (1825–1832) &&&&&&&&&&&20647.&&&&&020.647 &&&&&&&&&&&&&512.&&&&&0512 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1326.&&&&&01.326 km²)
State map highlighting Calhoun County
Callahan County 059 Baird 1858 Bexar County, Bosque County, and Travis County James Hughes Callahan, a soldier during the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&12905.&&&&&012.905 &&&&&&&&&&&&&899.&&&&&0899 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2328.&&&&&02.328 km²)
State map highlighting Callahan County
Cameron County 061 Brownsville 1848 Nueces County and lands ceded by Mexico Ewen Cameron, a soldier during the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&335227.&&&&&0335.227 &&&&&&&&&&&&&906.&&&&&0906 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2347.&&&&&02.347 km²)
State map highlighting Cameron County
Camp County 063 Pittsburg 1874 Upshur County John Lafayette Camp (1828–1891), a Texas state politician &&&&&&&&&&&11549.&&&&&011.549 &&&&&&&&&&&&&198.&&&&&0198 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&513.&&&&&0513 km²)
State map highlighting Camp County
Carson County 065 Panhandle 1876 Bexar County Samuel Price Carson, the first secretary of state of the Republic of Texas (1836–1838) &&&&&&&&&&&&6516.&&&&&06.516 &&&&&&&&&&&&&923.&&&&&0923 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2391.&&&&&02.391 km²)
State map highlighting Carson County
Cass County 067 Linden 1846 Bowie County
Named Davis County 1861–1871
Lewis Cass (1782–1866), a senator from Michigan who had favored the annexation of Texas to the United States &&&&&&&&&&&30438.&&&&&030.438 &&&&&&&&&&&&&938.&&&&&0938 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2429.&&&&&02.429 km²)
State map highlighting Cass County
Castro County 069 Dimmitt 1876 Bexar County Henri Castro (1786–1865), a French consul general for the Republic of Texas and founder of a colony in Texas &&&&&&&&&&&&8285.&&&&&08.285 &&&&&&&&&&&&&898.&&&&&0898 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2326.&&&&&02.326 km²)
State map highlighting Castro County
Chambers County 071 Anahuac 1858 Jefferson County and Liberty County Thomas Jefferson Chambers, an early lawyer in Texas &&&&&&&&&&&26031.&&&&&026.031 &&&&&&&&&&&&&599.&&&&&0599 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1551.&&&&&01.551 km²)
State map highlighting Chambers County
Cherokee County 073 Rusk 1846 Nacogdoches County The Cherokee Native American tribe &&&&&&&&&&&46659.&&&&&046.659 &&&&&&&&&&&&1052.&&&&&01.052 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2725.&&&&&02.725 km²)
State map highlighting Cherokee County
Childress County 075 Childress 1876 Bexar County and Young County George Campbell Childress (1804–1841), one of the authors of the Texas Declaration of Independence &&&&&&&&&&&&7688.&&&&&07.688 &&&&&&&&&&&&&710.&&&&&0710 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1839.&&&&&01.839 km²)
State map highlighting Childress County
Clay County 077 Henrietta 1857 Cooke County Henry Clay, Kentucky statesman and ninth secretary of state of the United States (1825–1829) &&&&&&&&&&&11006.&&&&&011.006 &&&&&&&&&&&&1098.&&&&&01.098 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2844.&&&&&02.844 km²)
State map highlighting Clay County
Cochran County 079 Morton 1876 Bexar County and Young County Robert E. Cochran (1810–1836), a defender of the Alamo &&&&&&&&&&&&3730.&&&&&03.730 &&&&&&&&&&&&&775.&&&&&0775 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2007.&&&&&02.007 km²)
State map highlighting Cochran County
Coke County 081 Robert Lee 1889 Tom Green County Richard Coke, the fifteenth governor of Texas (1874–1876) &&&&&&&&&&&&3864.&&&&&03.864 &&&&&&&&&&&&&899.&&&&&0899 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2328.&&&&&02.328 km²)
State map highlighting Coke County
Coleman County 083 Coleman 1858 Brown County and Travis County Robert M. Coleman, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and soldier at the Battle of San Jacinto &&&&&&&&&&&&9235.&&&&&09.235 &&&&&&&&&&&&1273.&&&&&01.273 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3297.&&&&&03.297 km²)
State map highlighting Coleman County
Collin County 085 McKinney 1846 Fannin County Collin McKinney (1766–1861), an author of the Texas Declaration of Independence &&&&&&&&&&491675.&&&&&0491.675 &&&&&&&&&&&&&848.&&&&&0848 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2196.&&&&&02.196 km²)
State map highlighting Collin County
Collingsworth County 087 Wellington 1876 Bexar County and Young County James Collinsworth, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and first chief justice of the Republic of Texas (spelling differs due to an error in the bill creating the county) &&&&&&&&&&&&3206.&&&&&03.206 &&&&&&&&&&&&&919.&&&&&0919 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2380.&&&&&02.380 km²)
State map highlighting Collingsworth County
Colorado County 089 Columbus 1836 One of the original 23 counties The Colorado River &&&&&&&&&&&20390.&&&&&020.390 &&&&&&&&&&&&&963.&&&&&0963 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2494.&&&&&02.494 km²)
State map highlighting Colorado County
Comal County 091 New Braunfels 1846 Bexar County The Comal River &&&&&&&&&&&78021.&&&&&078.021 &&&&&&&&&&&&&562.&&&&&0562 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1456.&&&&&01.456 km²)
State map highlighting Comal County
Comanche County 093 Comanche 1856 Bosque County and Coryell County The Comanche Native American tribe &&&&&&&&&&&14026.&&&&&014.026 &&&&&&&&&&&&&938.&&&&&0938 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2429.&&&&&02.429 km²)
State map highlighting Comanche County
Concho County 095 Paint Rock 1858 Bexar County The Concho River &&&&&&&&&&&&3966.&&&&&03.966 &&&&&&&&&&&&&992.&&&&&0992 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2569.&&&&&02.569 km²)
State map highlighting Concho County
Cooke County 097 Gainesville 1848 Fannin County William Gordon Cooke, a soldier during the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&36363.&&&&&036.363 &&&&&&&&&&&&&874.&&&&&0874 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2264.&&&&&02.264 km²)
State map highlighting Cooke County
Coryell County 099 Gatesville 1854 Bell County James Coryell, a frontiersman who was killed by Native Americans &&&&&&&&&&&74978.&&&&&074.978 &&&&&&&&&&&&1052.&&&&&01.052 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2725.&&&&&02.725 km²)
State map highlighting Coryell County
Cottle County 101 Paducah 1876 Fannin County George Washington Cottle, who died defending the Alamo &&&&&&&&&&&&1904.&&&&&01.904 &&&&&&&&&&&&&901.&&&&&0901 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2334.&&&&&02.334 km²)
State map highlighting Cottle County
Crane County 103 Crane 1887 Tom Green County William Carey Crane, a president of Baylor University &&&&&&&&&&&&3996.&&&&&03.996 &&&&&&&&&&&&&786.&&&&&0786 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2036.&&&&&02.036 km²)
State map highlighting Crane County
Crockett County 105 Ozona 1875 Bexar County David Crockett (1786–1836), the legendary frontiersman who died at the Battle of the Alamo &&&&&&&&&&&&4099.&&&&&04.099 &&&&&&&&&&&&2808.&&&&&02.808 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&7273.&&&&&07.273 km²)
State map highlighting Crockett County
Crosby County 107 Crosbyton 1876 Bexar County and Young County Stephen Crosby, a land commissioner &&&&&&&&&&&&7072.&&&&&07.072 &&&&&&&&&&&&&900.&&&&&0900 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2331.&&&&&02.331 km²)
State map highlighting Crosby County
Culberson County 109 Van Horn 1911 El Paso County David Browning Culberson, a lawyer and soldier in the Civil War &&&&&&&&&&&&2975.&&&&&02.975 &&&&&&&&&&&&3813.&&&&&03.813 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&9876.&&&&&09.876 km²)
State map highlighting Culberson County
Dallam County 111 Dalhart 1876 Bexar County James Wilmer Dallam, a lawyer and newspaper publisher &&&&&&&&&&&&6222.&&&&&06.222 &&&&&&&&&&&&1505.&&&&&01.505 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3898.&&&&&03.898 km²)
State map highlighting Dallam County
Dallas County 113 Dallas 1876 Nacogdoches County and Robertson County George Mifflin Dallas, the eleventh vice president of the United States (1845–1849) &&&&&&&&&2294706.&&&&&02.294.706 &&&&&&&&&&&&&880.&&&&&0880 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2279.&&&&&02.279 km²)
State map highlighting Dallas County
Dawson County 115 Lamesa 1846 Bexar County Nicholas Mosby Dawson, a soldier of the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&14985.&&&&&014.985 &&&&&&&&&&&&&902.&&&&&0902 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2336.&&&&&02.336 km²)
State map highlighting Dawson County
Deaf Smith County 117 Hereford 1876 Bexar County Erastus "Deaf" Smith (1787–1837), a scout during the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&18561.&&&&&018.561 &&&&&&&&&&&&1497.&&&&&01.497 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3877.&&&&&03.877 km²)
State map highlighting Deaf Smith County
Delta County 119 Cooper 1870 Hopkins County and Lamar County Its triangular shape, much like the Greek letter Delta &&&&&&&&&&&&5327.&&&&&05.327 &&&&&&&&&&&&&277.&&&&&0277 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&717.&&&&&0717 km²)
State map highlighting Delta County
Denton County 121 Denton 1846 Fannin County John Bunyan Denton (1806–1841), a preacher, lawyer, and soldier killed during a raid on a Native American camp &&&&&&&&&&584238.&&&&&0584.238 &&&&&&&&&&&&&888.&&&&&0888 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2300.&&&&&02.300 km²)
State map highlighting Denton County
DeWitt County 123 Cuero 1846 Goliad County, Gonzales County and Victoria County Green DeWitt, who founded an early colony in Texas &&&&&&&&&&&20013.&&&&&020.013 &&&&&&&&&&&&&909.&&&&&0909 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2354.&&&&&02.354 km²)
State map highlighting DeWitt County
Dickens County 125 Dickens 1876 Bexar County J. Dickens, who died at the Battle of the Alamo &&&&&&&&&&&&2762.&&&&&02.762 &&&&&&&&&&&&&904.&&&&&0904 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2341.&&&&&02.341 km²)
State map highlighting Dickens County
Dimmit County 127 Carrizo Springs 1858 Bexar County, Maverick County, Uvalde County and Webb County Philip Dimmitt, a major figure in the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&10248.&&&&&010.248 &&&&&&&&&&&&1331.&&&&&01.331 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3447.&&&&&03.447 km²)
State map highlighting Dimmit County
Donley County 129 Clarendon 1876 Bexar County Stockton P. Donley, a frontier lawyer &&&&&&&&&&&&3828.&&&&&03.828 &&&&&&&&&&&&&930.&&&&&0930 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2409.&&&&&02.409 km²)
State map highlighting Donley County
Duval County 131 San Diego 1858 Live Oak County, Nueces County and Starr County Burr Harrison DuVal (1809–1836), a soldier in the Texas Revolution who died in the Goliad Massacre &&&&&&&&&&&13120.&&&&&013.120 &&&&&&&&&&&&1793.&&&&&01.793 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&4644.&&&&&04.644 km²)
State map highlighting Duval County
Eastland County 133 Eastland 1858 Bosque County, Coryell County and Travis County William Mosby Eastland, a soldier during the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&18297.&&&&&018.297 &&&&&&&&&&&&&926.&&&&&0926 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2398.&&&&&02.398 km²)
State map highlighting Eastland County
Ector County 135 Odessa 1887 Tom Green County Mathew Ector (1822–1879), a Confederate general &&&&&&&&&&121123.&&&&&0121.123 &&&&&&&&&&&&&901.&&&&&0901 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2334.&&&&&02.334 km²)
State map highlighting Ector County
Edwards County 137 Rocksprings 1858 Bexar County Haden Edwards (1771–1849), an early settler of Nacogdoches &&&&&&&&&&&&2162.&&&&&02.162 &&&&&&&&&&&&2120.&&&&&02.120 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&5491.&&&&&05.491 km²)
State map highlighting Edwards County
El Paso County 139 El Paso 1848 Santa Fe County The pass the Rio Grande creates flowing through the mountains on either side of the river &&&&&&&&&&721598.&&&&&0721.598 &&&&&&&&&&&&1013.&&&&&01.013 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2624.&&&&&02.624 km²)
State map highlighting El Paso County
Ellis County 141 Waxahachie 1849 Navarro County Richard Ellis (1781–1846), president of the convention that produced the Texas Declaration of Independence &&&&&&&&&&111360.&&&&&0111.360 &&&&&&&&&&&&&940.&&&&&0940 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2435.&&&&&02.435 km²)
State map highlighting Ellis County
Erath County 143 Stephenville 1856 Bosque County and Coryell County George Bernard Erath, an early surveyor and a soldier at the Battle of San Jacinto &&&&&&&&&&&33001.&&&&&033.001 &&&&&&&&&&&&1086.&&&&&01.086 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2813.&&&&&02.813 km²)
State map highlighting Erath County
Falls County 145 Marlin 1850 Limestone County and Milam County The waterfalls on the Brazos River &&&&&&&&&&&18576.&&&&&018.576 &&&&&&&&&&&&&769.&&&&&0769 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1992.&&&&&01.992 km²)
State map highlighting Falls County
Fannin County 147 Bonham 1837 Red River County James Walker Fannin, Jr. (1805–1836), the commander of the group of Texans killed in the Goliad Massacre &&&&&&&&&&&31242.&&&&&031.242 &&&&&&&&&&&&&892.&&&&&0892 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2310.&&&&&02.310 km²)
State map highlighting Fannin County
Fayette County 149 La Grange 1837 Bastrop County Marquis de La Fayette (1757–1834), the French hero of the American Revolutionary War &&&&&&&&&&&21804.&&&&&021.804 &&&&&&&&&&&&&950.&&&&&0950 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2460.&&&&&02.460 km²)
State map highlighting Fayette County
Fisher County 151 Roby 1876 Bexar County Samuel Rhoads Fisher (1794–1839), a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and secretary of the Navy under the Republic of Texas &&&&&&&&&&&&4344.&&&&&04.344 &&&&&&&&&&&&&901.&&&&&0901 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2334.&&&&&02.334 km²)
State map highlighting Fisher County
Floyd County 153 Floydada 1876 Bexar County and Young County Dolphin Ward Floyd, who died defending the Alamo &&&&&&&&&&&&7771.&&&&&07.771 &&&&&&&&&&&&&992.&&&&&0992 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2569.&&&&&02.569 km²)
State map highlighting Floyd County
Foard County 155 Crowell 1891 Cottle County, Hardeman County, King County and Knox County Robert Levi Foard, an attorney and Civil War soldier &&&&&&&&&&&&1622.&&&&&01.622 &&&&&&&&&&&&&707.&&&&&0707 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1831.&&&&&01.831 km²)
State map highlighting Foard County
Fort Bend County 157 Richmond 1837 Austin County, Brazoria County and Harris County A blockhouse positioned in a bend of the Brazos River &&&&&&&&&&354452.&&&&&0354.452 &&&&&&&&&&&&&875.&&&&&0875 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2266.&&&&&02.266 km²)
State map highlighting Fort Bend County
Franklin County 159 Mount Vernon 1875 Titus County Benjamin Cromwell Franklin (1805–1873), an early judge and legislator in Texas &&&&&&&&&&&&9458.&&&&&09.458 &&&&&&&&&&&&&286.&&&&&0286 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&741.&&&&&0741 km²)
State map highlighting Franklin County
Freestone County 161 Fairfield 1850 Limestone County A type of peach[7] &&&&&&&&&&&17867.&&&&&017.867 &&&&&&&&&&&&&885.&&&&&0885 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2292.&&&&&02.292 km²)
State map highlighting Freestone County
Frio County 163 Pearsall 1858 Atascosa County, Bexar County and Uvalde County The Frio River (Frio is "cold" in Spanish) &&&&&&&&&&&16252.&&&&&016.252 &&&&&&&&&&&&1133.&&&&&01.133 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2934.&&&&&02.934 km²)
State map highlighting Frio County
Gaines County 165 Seminole 1876 Bexar County James Gaines, merchant and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence &&&&&&&&&&&14467.&&&&&014.467 &&&&&&&&&&&&1502.&&&&&01.502 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3890.&&&&&03.890 km²)
State map highlighting Gaines County
Galveston County 167 Galveston 1838 Brazoria County, Harris County and Liberty County Bernardo de Gálvez, a Spanish governor of the Louisiana Territory (1777–1785) &&&&&&&&&&277563.&&&&&0277.563 &&&&&&&&&&&&&399.&&&&&0399 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1033.&&&&&01.033 km²)
State map highlighting Galveston County
Garza County 169 Post 1876 Bexar County A pioneer Bexar County family &&&&&&&&&&&&4872.&&&&&04.872 &&&&&&&&&&&&&896.&&&&&0896 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2321.&&&&&02.321 km²)
State map highlighting Garza County
Gillespie County 171 Fredericksburg 1848 Bexar County and Travis County Robert Addison Gillespie, a merchant and soldier in the Mexican-American War &&&&&&&&&&&20814.&&&&&020.814 &&&&&&&&&&&&1061.&&&&&01.061 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2748.&&&&&02.748 km²)
State map highlighting Gillespie County
Glasscock County 173 Garden City 1887 Tom Green County George Washington Glasscock (1810–1868), an early settler of the Austin, Texas area &&&&&&&&&&&&1406.&&&&&01.406 &&&&&&&&&&&&&901.&&&&&0901 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2334.&&&&&02.334 km²)
State map highlighting Glasscock County
Goliad County 175 Goliad 1836 One of the original 23 counties Its county seat, which preceded the modern county &&&&&&&&&&&&6928.&&&&&06.928 &&&&&&&&&&&&&854.&&&&&0854 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2212.&&&&&02.212 km²)
State map highlighting Goliad County
Gonzales County 177 Gonzales 1836 One of the original 23 counties Its county seat, which preceded the modern county &&&&&&&&&&&18628.&&&&&018.628 &&&&&&&&&&&&1068.&&&&&01.068 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2766.&&&&&02.766 km²)
State map highlighting Gonzales County
Gray County 179 Pampa 1876 Bexar County Peter W. Gray (1819–1874), a lawyer and soldier in the Civil War &&&&&&&&&&&22744.&&&&&022.744 &&&&&&&&&&&&&928.&&&&&0928 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2404.&&&&&02.404 km²)
State map highlighting Gray County
Grayson County 181 Sherman 1846 Fannin County Peter Wagener Grayson, an attorney general of the Republic of Texas &&&&&&&&&&110595.&&&&&0110.595 &&&&&&&&&&&&&934.&&&&&0934 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2419.&&&&&02.419 km²)
State map highlighting Grayson County
Gregg County 183 Longview 1873 Upshur County John Gregg (1828–1864), a Confederate war hero &&&&&&&&&&111379.&&&&&0111.379 &&&&&&&&&&&&&274.&&&&&0274 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&710.&&&&&0710 km²)
State map highlighting Gregg County
Grimes County 185 Anderson 1846 Montgomery County Jesse Grimes (1788–1866), a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and early settler of the future county &&&&&&&&&&&23552.&&&&&023.552 &&&&&&&&&&&&&794.&&&&&0794 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2056.&&&&&02.056 km²)
State map highlighting Grimes County
Guadalupe County 187 Seguin 1846 Bexar County and Gonzales County The Guadalupe River &&&&&&&&&&&89023.&&&&&089.023 &&&&&&&&&&&&&711.&&&&&0711 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1841.&&&&&01.841 km²)
State map highlighting Guadalupe County
Hale County 189 Plainview 1876 Bexar County John C. Hale, a lieutenant killed in action at the Battle of San Jacinto &&&&&&&&&&&36602.&&&&&036.602 &&&&&&&&&&&&1005.&&&&&01.005 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2603.&&&&&02.603 km²)
State map highlighting Hale County
Hall County 191 Memphis 1876 Bexar County and Young County Warren DeWitt Clinton Hall, a secretary of war for the Republic of Texas (1836) &&&&&&&&&&&&3782.&&&&&03.782 &&&&&&&&&&&&&903.&&&&&0903 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2339.&&&&&02.339 km²)
State map highlighting Hall County
Hamilton County 193 Hamilton 1856 Bosque County, Comanche County and Lampasas County James Hamilton Jr., governor of South Carolina (1830–1832) who gave financial aid to the Republic of Texas &&&&&&&&&&&&8229.&&&&&08.229 &&&&&&&&&&&&&836.&&&&&0836 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2165.&&&&&02.165 km²)
State map highlighting Hamilton County
Hansford County 195 Spearman 1876 Bexar County and Young County John M. Hansford, a Texas state congressman and judge &&&&&&&&&&&&5369.&&&&&05.369 &&&&&&&&&&&&&920.&&&&&0920 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2383.&&&&&02.383 km²)
State map highlighting Hansford County
Hardeman County 197 Quanah 1858 Fannin County Bailey Hardeman and Thomas Jones Hardeman, two early Texas politicians and legislators &&&&&&&&&&&&4724.&&&&&04.724 &&&&&&&&&&&&&695.&&&&&0695 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1800.&&&&&01.800 km²)
State map highlighting Hardeman County
Hardin County 199 Kountze 1858 Jefferson County and Liberty County The Hardin family in Liberty County &&&&&&&&&&&48073.&&&&&048.073 &&&&&&&&&&&&&894.&&&&&0894 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2315.&&&&&02.315 km²)
State map highlighting Hardin County
Harris County 201 Houston 1836 One of the original 23 counties John Richardson Harris, an early settler of the future county
Named Harrisburg County until 1839
&&&&&&&&&3693050.&&&&&03.693.050 &&&&&&&&&&&&1729.&&&&&01.729 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&4478.&&&&&04.478 km²)
State map highlighting Harris County
Harrison County 203 Marshall 1839 Shelby County Jonas Harrison, a lawyer and Texas revolutionary &&&&&&&&&&&62110.&&&&&062.110 &&&&&&&&&&&&&899.&&&&&0899 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2328.&&&&&02.328 km²)
State map highlighting Harrison County
Hartley County 205 Channing 1839 Bexar County and Young County Oliver C. Hartley (1823–1859) and Rufus K. Hartley, two early Texas legislators and lawmakers &&&&&&&&&&&&5537.&&&&&05.537 &&&&&&&&&&&&1462.&&&&&01.462 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3787.&&&&&03.787 km²)
State map highlighting Hartley County
Haskell County 207 Haskell 1858 Fannin County and Milam County Charles Ready Haskell, killed in the Goliad Massacre &&&&&&&&&&&&6093.&&&&&06.093 &&&&&&&&&&&&&903.&&&&&0903 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2339.&&&&&02.339 km²)
State map highlighting Haskell County
Hays County 209 San Marcos 1848 Travis County John Coffee Hays (1817–1883), a leading Texas Ranger and Mexican-American War officer &&&&&&&&&&&97589.&&&&&097.589 &&&&&&&&&&&&&678.&&&&&0678 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1756.&&&&&01.756 km²)
State map highlighting Hays County
Hemphill County 211 Canadian 1876 Bexar County and Young County John Hemphill (1803–1862), a judge and Confederate congressman &&&&&&&&&&&&3351.&&&&&03.351 &&&&&&&&&&&&&910.&&&&&0910 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2357.&&&&&02.357 km²)
State map highlighting Hemphill County
Henderson County 213 Athens 1846 Houston County and Nacogdoches County James Pinckney Henderson, the first governor of Texas (1846–1847) &&&&&&&&&&&73277.&&&&&073.277 &&&&&&&&&&&&&874.&&&&&0874 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2264.&&&&&02.264 km²)
State map highlighting Henderson County
Hidalgo County 215 Edinburg 1852 Cameron County Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753–1811), the priest who raised the call for Mexico's independence from Spain &&&&&&&&&&569463.&&&&&0569.463 &&&&&&&&&&&&1569.&&&&&01.569 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&4064.&&&&&04.064 km²)
State map highlighting Hidalgo County
Hill County 217 Hillsboro 1853 Navarro County George Washington Hill, a secretary of war and secretary of the navy under the Republic of Texas &&&&&&&&&&&32321.&&&&&032.321 &&&&&&&&&&&&&962.&&&&&0962 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2492.&&&&&02.492 km²)
State map highlighting Hill County
Hockley County 219 Levelland 1876 Bexar County and Young County George Washington Hockley (1802–1854), Chief of Staff of the Texas Army during the Texas Revolution and secretary of war of the Republic of Texas &&&&&&&&&&&22716.&&&&&022.716 &&&&&&&&&&&&&908.&&&&&0908 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2352.&&&&&02.352 km²)
State map highlighting Hockley County
Hood County 221 Granbury 1866 Johnson County John Bell Hood (1831–1879), a Confederate lieutenant general and the commander of Hood's Texas Brigade &&&&&&&&&&&41100.&&&&&041.100 &&&&&&&&&&&&&422.&&&&&0422 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1093.&&&&&01.093 km²)
State map highlighting Hood County
Hopkins County 223 Sulphur Springs 1846 Lamar County and Nacogdoches County The family of David Hopkins, an early settler in the future county &&&&&&&&&&&31960.&&&&&031.960 &&&&&&&&&&&&&785.&&&&&0785 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2033.&&&&&02.033 km²)
State map highlighting Hopkins County
Houston County 225 Crockett 1837 Nacogdoches County Sam Houston (1793–1863), the second and fourth president of the Republic of Texas and seventh governor of Texas &&&&&&&&&&&23185.&&&&&023.185 &&&&&&&&&&&&1231.&&&&&01.231 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3188.&&&&&03.188 km²)
State map highlighting Houston County
Howard County 227 Big Spring 1876 Bexar County Volney Eskine Howard, U.S. Representative from Texas (1849–1853) &&&&&&&&&&&33627.&&&&&033.627 &&&&&&&&&&&&&903.&&&&&0903 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2339.&&&&&02.339 km²)
State map highlighting Howard County
Hudspeth County 229 Sierra Blanca 1917 El Paso County Claude Benton Hudspeth, a state congressman (1919–1931), rancher, and newspaper publisher &&&&&&&&&&&&3344.&&&&&03.344 &&&&&&&&&&&&4571.&&&&&04.571 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&11839.&&&&&011.839 km²)
State map highlighting Hudspeth County
Hunt County 231 Greenville 1846 Fannin County and Nacogdoches County Memucan Hunt, Jr. (1807–1856), a secretary of the navy under the Republic of Texas &&&&&&&&&&&76596.&&&&&076.596 &&&&&&&&&&&&&841.&&&&&0841 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2178.&&&&&02.178 km²)
State map highlighting Hunt County
Hutchinson County 233 Stinnett 1876 Bexar County Andrew Hutchinson, an early attorney in Texas &&&&&&&&&&&23857.&&&&&023.857 &&&&&&&&&&&&&887.&&&&&0887 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2297.&&&&&02.297 km²)
State map highlighting Hutchinson County
Irion County 235 Mertzon 1889 Tom Green County Robert Anderson Irion (1804–1861), a secretary of state in the Republic of Texas &&&&&&&&&&&&1771.&&&&&01.771 &&&&&&&&&&&&1052.&&&&&01.052 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2725.&&&&&02.725 km²)
State map highlighting Irion County
Jack County 237 Jacksboro 1856 Cooke County Brothers Patrick Churchill Jack and William Houston Jack, colonists and veterans of the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&&8763.&&&&&08.763 &&&&&&&&&&&&&917.&&&&&0917 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2375.&&&&&02.375 km²)
State map highlighting Jack County
Jackson County 239 Edna 1836 One of the original 23 counties Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States (1829–1837) &&&&&&&&&&&14391.&&&&&014.391 &&&&&&&&&&&&&830.&&&&&0830 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2150.&&&&&02.150 km²)
State map highlighting Jackson County
Jasper County 241 Jasper 1836 One of the original 23 counties William Jasper (1750–1779), an American Revolutionary War hero &&&&&&&&&&&35604.&&&&&035.604 &&&&&&&&&&&&&938.&&&&&0938 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2429.&&&&&02.429 km²)
State map highlighting Jasper County
Jeff Davis County 243 Fort Davis 1887 Presidio County Jefferson Davis, the only president of the Confederate States of America (1861–1865) &&&&&&&&&&&&2207.&&&&&02.207 &&&&&&&&&&&&2265.&&&&&02.265 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&5866.&&&&&05.866 km²)
State map highlighting Jeff Davis County
Jefferson County 245 Beaumont 1836 One of the original 23 counties Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States (1801–1809) &&&&&&&&&&252051.&&&&&0252.051 &&&&&&&&&&&&&904.&&&&&0904 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2341.&&&&&02.341 km²)
State map highlighting Jefferson County
Jim Hogg County 247 Hebbronville 1913 Brooks County and Duval County James Stephen Hogg, the twentieth governor of Texas (1891–1895) &&&&&&&&&&&&5281.&&&&&05.281 &&&&&&&&&&&&1136.&&&&&01.136 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2942.&&&&&02.942 km²)
State map highlighting Jim Hogg County
Jim Wells County 249 Alice 1911 Nueces County James Babbage Wells Jr., a powerful politician in southern Texas &&&&&&&&&&&39326.&&&&&039.326 &&&&&&&&&&&&&865.&&&&&0865 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2240.&&&&&02.240 km²)
State map highlighting Jim Wells County
Johnson County 251 Cleburne 1854 Ellis County, Hill County and Navarro County Middleton Tate Johnson, a Texas Ranger, soldier, and politician &&&&&&&&&&126811.&&&&&0126.811 &&&&&&&&&&&&&729.&&&&&0729 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1888.&&&&&01.888 km²)
State map highlighting Johnson County
Jones County 253 Anson 1854 Bexar County and Bosque County Anson Jones, the fifth president of the Republic of Texas (1844–1846) &&&&&&&&&&&20785.&&&&&020.785 &&&&&&&&&&&&&931.&&&&&0931 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2411.&&&&&02.411 km²)
State map highlighting Jones County
Karnes County 255 Karnes City 1854 Bexar County, DeWitt County, Goliad County, Gonzales County and San Patricio County Henry Karnes (1812–1840), a soldier in the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&15446.&&&&&015.446 &&&&&&&&&&&&&750.&&&&&0750 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1942.&&&&&01.942 km²)
State map highlighting Karnes County
Kaufman County 257 Kaufman 1848 Henderson County David Spangler Kaufman, a Jewish Texas state senator and first Texas Jewish member of the United States House of Representatives &&&&&&&&&&&71313.&&&&&071.313 &&&&&&&&&&&&&786.&&&&&0786 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2036.&&&&&02.036 km²)
State map highlighting Kaufman County
Kendall County 259 Boerne 1862 Blanco County and Kerr County George Wilkins Kendall, an early journalist and sheep rancher &&&&&&&&&&&23743.&&&&&023.743 &&&&&&&&&&&&&662.&&&&&0662 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1715.&&&&&01.715 km²)
State map highlighting Kendall County
Kenedy County 261 Sarita 1921 Hidalgo County and Willacy County Mifflin Kenedy, an early rancher in the area &&&&&&&&&&&&&414.&&&&&0414 &&&&&&&&&&&&1457.&&&&&01.457 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3774.&&&&&03.774 km²)
State map highlighting Kenedy County
Kent County 263 Jayton 1876 Bexar County and Young County Andrew Kent, who died at the Battle of the Alamo &&&&&&&&&&&&&859.&&&&&0859 &&&&&&&&&&&&&902.&&&&&0902 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2336.&&&&&02.336 km²)
State map highlighting Kent County
Kerr County 265 Kerrville 1856 Bexar County James Kerr (1790–1850), an early colonist in Texas and soldier in the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&43653.&&&&&043.653 &&&&&&&&&&&&1106.&&&&&01.106 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2865.&&&&&02.865 km²)
State map highlighting Kerr County
Kimble County 267 Junction 1858 Bexar County George C. Kimbell, who died at the Battle of the Alamo &&&&&&&&&&&&4468.&&&&&04.468 &&&&&&&&&&&&1251.&&&&&01.251 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3240.&&&&&03.240 km²)
State map highlighting Kimble County
King County 269 Guthrie 1876 Bexar County William Phillip King, who died at the Battle of the Alamo &&&&&&&&&&&&&356.&&&&&0356 &&&&&&&&&&&&&912.&&&&&0912 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2362.&&&&&02.362 km²)
State map highlighting King County
Kinney County 271 Brackettville 1850 Bexar County Henry Lawrence Kinney, an unsuccessful land speculator &&&&&&&&&&&&3379.&&&&&03.379 &&&&&&&&&&&&1364.&&&&&01.364 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3533.&&&&&03.533 km²)
State map highlighting Kinney County
Kleberg County 273 Kingsville 1913 Nueces County Robert Justus Kleberg (1803–1888), an early German settler and soldier at the Battle of San Jacinto &&&&&&&&&&&31549.&&&&&031.549 &&&&&&&&&&&&&871.&&&&&0871 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2256.&&&&&02.256 km²)
State map highlighting Kleberg County
Knox County 275 Benjamin 1858 Bexar County and Young County Henry Knox, the first secretary of war of the United States (1785–1794) &&&&&&&&&&&&4253.&&&&&04.253 &&&&&&&&&&&&&854.&&&&&0854 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2212.&&&&&02.212 km²)
State map highlighting Knox County
La Salle County 277 Cotulla 1858 Bexar County René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (1643–1687), the French explorer who traveled through Texas &&&&&&&&&&&&5866.&&&&&05.866 &&&&&&&&&&&&1489.&&&&&01.489 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3856.&&&&&03.856 km²)
State map highlighting La Salle County
Lamar County 279 Paris 1840 Red River County Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, the third president of the Republic of Texas (1838–1842) &&&&&&&&&&&48499.&&&&&048.499 &&&&&&&&&&&&&917.&&&&&0917 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2375.&&&&&02.375 km²)
State map highlighting Lamar County
Lamb County 281 Littlefield 1876 Bexar County George A. Lamb, who died at the Battle of San Jacinto &&&&&&&&&&&14709.&&&&&014.709 &&&&&&&&&&&&1016.&&&&&01.016 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2631.&&&&&02.631 km²)
State map highlighting Lamb County
Lampasas County 283 Lampasas 1856 Bell County, Coryell County and Travis County The Lampasas River (Lampasas is Spanish for "lilies") &&&&&&&&&&&17762.&&&&&017.762 &&&&&&&&&&&&&712.&&&&&0712 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1844.&&&&&01.844 km²)
State map highlighting Lampasas County
Lavaca County 285 Hallettsville 1842 Colorado County, Fayette County, Gonzales County, Jackson County and Victoria County
Named La Buca County until 1846
The Lavaca River (la vaca is Spanish for "cow") &&&&&&&&&&&19210.&&&&&019.210 &&&&&&&&&&&&&970.&&&&&0970 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2512.&&&&&02.512 km²)
State map highlighting Lavaca County
Lee County 287 Giddings 1874 Bastrop County, Burleson County, Fayette County and Washington County Robert Edward Lee (1807–1870), the commanding general of the Confederate forces during the Civil War &&&&&&&&&&&15657.&&&&&015.657 &&&&&&&&&&&&&629.&&&&&0629 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1629.&&&&&01.629 km²)
State map highlighting Lee County
Leon County 289 Centerville 1846 Robertson County A yellow wolf which lived in the area and was nicknamed "lion" (leon in Spanish) &&&&&&&&&&&15335.&&&&&015.335 &&&&&&&&&&&&1072.&&&&&01.072 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2776.&&&&&02.776 km²)
State map highlighting Leon County
Liberty County 291 Liberty 1836 One of the original 23 counties Its county seat, which preceded the modern county &&&&&&&&&&&70154.&&&&&070.154 &&&&&&&&&&&&1160.&&&&&01.160 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3004.&&&&&03.004 km²)
State map highlighting Liberty County
Limestone County 293 Groesbeck 1846 Robertson County The limestone deposits in the region &&&&&&&&&&&22051.&&&&&022.051 &&&&&&&&&&&&&909.&&&&&0909 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2354.&&&&&02.354 km²)
State map highlighting Limestone County
Lipscomb County 295 Lipscomb 1876 Bexar County Abner Smith Lipscomb, justice of the Texas Supreme Court (1846–1856) and secretary of state of the Republic of Texas (1840) &&&&&&&&&&&&3057.&&&&&03.057 &&&&&&&&&&&&&932.&&&&&0932 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2414.&&&&&02.414 km²)
State map highlighting Lipscomb County
Live Oak County 297 George West 1856 Nueces County and San Patricio County The Texas live oak tree under which the petition for a new county was signed &&&&&&&&&&&12309.&&&&&012.309 &&&&&&&&&&&&1036.&&&&&01.036 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2683.&&&&&02.683 km²)
State map highlighting Live Oak County
Llano County 299 Llano 1856 Bexar County, Gillespie County The Llano River (Llano is Spanish for "plains") &&&&&&&&&&&17044.&&&&&017.044 &&&&&&&&&&&&&935.&&&&&0935 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2422.&&&&&02.422 km²)
State map highlighting Llano County
Loving County 301 Mentone 1931 (originally 1887,
deorganized 1897)
Tom Green County Oliver Loving (1812–1867), a cattle rancher and pioneer of the cattle drive who with Charles Goodnight developed the Goodnight-Loving Trail &&&&&&&&&&&&&&67.&&&&&067 &&&&&&&&&&&&&673.&&&&&0673 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1743.&&&&&01.743 km²)
State map highlighting Loving County
Lubbock County 303 Lubbock 1876 Bexar County Thomas Saltus Lubbock (1817–1862), a Texas Ranger and soldier in the Confederate army &&&&&&&&&&242628.&&&&&0242.628 &&&&&&&&&&&&&900.&&&&&0900 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2331.&&&&&02.331 km²)
State map highlighting Lubbock County
Lynn County 305 Tahoka 1876 Garza County William Lynn, a soldier in the Texas Revolution from Massachusetts who is believed to have died defending the Alamo &&&&&&&&&&&&6550.&&&&&06.550 &&&&&&&&&&&&&892.&&&&&0892 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2310.&&&&&02.310 km²)
State map highlighting Lynn County
McCulloch County 307 Brady 1856 Bexar County Benjamin McCulloch (1811–1862), a famous Texas Ranger and Confederate general &&&&&&&&&&&&8205.&&&&&08.205 &&&&&&&&&&&&1069.&&&&&01.069 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2769.&&&&&02.769 km²)
State map highlighting McCulloch County
McLennan County 309 Waco 1850 Limestone County and Milam County Neil McLennan, an early settler in the future county &&&&&&&&&&213517.&&&&&0213.517 &&&&&&&&&&&&1042.&&&&&01.042 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2699.&&&&&02.699 km²)
State map highlighting McLennan County
McMullen County 311 Tilden 1858 Atascosa County, Bexar County and Live Oak County John McMullen (1832–1883), an Irish founder of a colony in Texas &&&&&&&&&&&&&851.&&&&&0851 &&&&&&&&&&&&1113.&&&&&01.113 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2883.&&&&&02.883 km²)
State map highlighting McMullen County
Madison County 313 Madisonville 1853 Grimes County, Leon County and Walker County James Madison, the fourth president of the United States (1809–1817) &&&&&&&&&&&12940.&&&&&012.940 &&&&&&&&&&&&&470.&&&&&0470 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1217.&&&&&01.217 km²)
State map highlighting Madison County
Marion County 315 Jefferson 1860 Cass County Francis Marion (1732–1795), American Revolutionary War general &&&&&&&&&&&10941.&&&&&010.941 &&&&&&&&&&&&&381.&&&&&0381 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&987.&&&&&0987 km²)
State map highlighting Marion County
Martin County 317 Stanton 1876 Bexar County Wylie Martin, an early settler in Texas &&&&&&&&&&&&4746.&&&&&04.746 &&&&&&&&&&&&&915.&&&&&0915 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2370.&&&&&02.370 km²)
State map highlighting Martin County
Mason County 319 Mason 1858 Gillespie County Fort Mason which was located in the future county &&&&&&&&&&&&3738.&&&&&03.738 &&&&&&&&&&&&&932.&&&&&0932 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2414.&&&&&02.414 km²)
State map highlighting Mason County
Matagorda County 321 Bay City 1836 One of the original 23 counties The canebrakes which once grew along the coast (Matagorda is Spanish for "thick bush") &&&&&&&&&&&37957.&&&&&037.957 &&&&&&&&&&&&1114.&&&&&01.114 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2885.&&&&&02.885 km²)
State map highlighting Matagorda County
Maverick County 323 Eagle Pass 1856 Kinney County Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803–1870), an early legislator and rancher near the future county &&&&&&&&&&&47297.&&&&&047.297 &&&&&&&&&&&&1280.&&&&&01.280 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3315.&&&&&03.315 km²)
State map highlighting Maverick County
Medina County 325 Hondo 1848 Bexar County The Medina River &&&&&&&&&&&39304.&&&&&039.304 &&&&&&&&&&&&1328.&&&&&01.328 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3440.&&&&&03.440 km²)
State map highlighting Medina County
Menard County 327 Menard 1858 Bexar County Michel Branamour Menard, the founder of Galveston, Texas &&&&&&&&&&&&2360.&&&&&02.360 &&&&&&&&&&&&&902.&&&&&0902 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2336.&&&&&02.336 km²)
State map highlighting Menard County
Midland County 329 Midland 1885 Tom Green County The fact that the county is located halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railway. &&&&&&&&&&116009.&&&&&0116.009 &&&&&&&&&&&&&900.&&&&&0900 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2331.&&&&&02.331 km²)
State map highlighting Midland County
Milam County 331 Cameron 1836 One of the original 23 counties Benjamin Rush Milam (1788–1835), an early Texas colonizer and soldier in the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&24238.&&&&&024.238 &&&&&&&&&&&&1017.&&&&&01.017 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2634.&&&&&02.634 km²)
State map highlighting Milam County
Mills County 333 Goldthwaite 1887 Brown County, Comanche County, Hamilton County and Lampasas County John T. Mills (1817–1871), an early judge in Texas &&&&&&&&&&&&5151.&&&&&05.151 &&&&&&&&&&&&&748.&&&&&0748 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1937.&&&&&01.937 km²)
State map highlighting Mills County
Mitchell County 335 Colorado City 1876 Bexar County Asa Mitchell and Eli Mitchell, two early settlers and soldiers in the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&&9698.&&&&&09.698 &&&&&&&&&&&&&910.&&&&&0910 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2357.&&&&&02.357 km²)
State map highlighting Mitchell County
Montague County 337 Montague 1857 Cooke County Daniel Montague, a state senator and early surveyor in the future county &&&&&&&&&&&19117.&&&&&019.117 &&&&&&&&&&&&&931.&&&&&0931 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2411.&&&&&02.411 km²)
State map highlighting Montague County
Montgomery County 339 Conroe 1837 Washington County City of Montgomery, which in turn was named for Andrew Montgomery &&&&&&&&&&293768.&&&&&0293.768 &&&&&&&&&&&&1044.&&&&&01.044 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2704.&&&&&02.704 km²)
State map highlighting Montgomery County
Moore County 341 Dumas 1876 Bexar County Edwin Ward Moore (1810–1865), the commodore of the Texan navy during the Republic of Texas &&&&&&&&&&&20121.&&&&&020.121 &&&&&&&&&&&&&900.&&&&&0900 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2331.&&&&&02.331 km²)
State map highlighting Moore County
Morris County 343 Daingerfield 1875 Titus County William Wright Morris, a legislator and planter in the area &&&&&&&&&&&13048.&&&&&013.048 &&&&&&&&&&&&&254.&&&&&0254 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&658.&&&&&0658 km²)
State map highlighting Morris County
Motley County 345 Matador 1876 Bexar County Junius William Mottley, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence &&&&&&&&&&&&1426.&&&&&01.426 &&&&&&&&&&&&&989.&&&&&0989 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2561.&&&&&02.561 km²)
State map highlighting Motley County
Nacogdoches County 347 Nacogdoches 1836 One of the original 23 counties The Nacogdoches Native American tribe &&&&&&&&&&&59203.&&&&&059.203 &&&&&&&&&&&&&947.&&&&&0947 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2453.&&&&&02.453 km²)
State map highlighting Nacogdoches County
Navarro County 349 Corsicana 1846 Robertson County José Antonio Navarro (1795–1871), a leading Tejano participant in the Texas Revolution and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence &&&&&&&&&&&45124.&&&&&045.124 &&&&&&&&&&&&1071.&&&&&01.071 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2774.&&&&&02.774 km²)
State map highlighting Navarro County
Newton County 351 Newton 1846 Jasper County John Newton (1755–1780), a veteran of the Revolutionary War &&&&&&&&&&&15072.&&&&&015.072 &&&&&&&&&&&&&933.&&&&&0933 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2416.&&&&&02.416 km²)
State map highlighting Newton County
Nolan County 353 Sweetwater 1876 Bexar County Philip Nolan (1771–1801), a mustanger who was killed by Spanish troops while on a mission into Texas &&&&&&&&&&&15802.&&&&&015.802 &&&&&&&&&&&&&912.&&&&&0912 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2362.&&&&&02.362 km²)
State map highlighting Nolan County
Nueces County 355 Corpus Christi 1846 San Patricio County The Nueces River (Nueces is Spanish for "nuts") &&&&&&&&&&313645.&&&&&0313.645 &&&&&&&&&&&&&836.&&&&&0836 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2165.&&&&&02.165 km²)
State map highlighting Nueces County
Ochiltree County 357 Perryton 1876 Bexar County William Beck Ochiltree (1811–1867), an early settler, judge, and legislator &&&&&&&&&&&&9006.&&&&&09.006 &&&&&&&&&&&&&918.&&&&&0918 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2378.&&&&&02.378 km²)
State map highlighting Ochiltree County
Oldham County 359 Vega 1876 Bexar County Williamson Simpson Oldham, a Confederate legislator in Texas &&&&&&&&&&&&2185.&&&&&02.185 &&&&&&&&&&&&1501.&&&&&01.501 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3888.&&&&&03.888 km²)
State map highlighting Oldham County
Orange County 361 Orange 1852 Jefferson County The orange grove planted by early settlers at the mouth of the Sabine River &&&&&&&&&&&84966.&&&&&084.966 &&&&&&&&&&&&&356.&&&&&0356 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&922.&&&&&0922 km²)
State map highlighting Orange County
Palo Pinto County 363 Palo Pinto 1856 Bosque County and Navarro County The Palo Pinto Creek (Palo Pinto is Spanish for "painted stick") &&&&&&&&&&&27026.&&&&&027.026 &&&&&&&&&&&&&953.&&&&&0953 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2468.&&&&&02.468 km²)
State map highlighting Palo Pinto County
Panola County 365 Carthage 1846 Harrison County and Shelby County A Native American word for cotton. &&&&&&&&&&&22756.&&&&&022.756 &&&&&&&&&&&&&801.&&&&&0801 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2075.&&&&&02.075 km²)
State map highlighting Panola County
Parker County 367 Weatherford 1855 Bosque County and Navarro County Isaac Parker (1838–1896), an early legislator in the state &&&&&&&&&&&88495.&&&&&088.495 &&&&&&&&&&&&&904.&&&&&0904 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2341.&&&&&02.341 km²)
State map highlighting Parker County
Parmer County 369 Farwell 1876 Bexar County Martin Parmer (1778–1850), an early legislator, judge, and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence &&&&&&&&&&&10016.&&&&&010.016 &&&&&&&&&&&&&882.&&&&&0882 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2284.&&&&&02.284 km²)
State map highlighting Parmer County
Pecos County 371 Fort Stockton 1871 Presidio County The Pecos River &&&&&&&&&&&16809.&&&&&016.809 &&&&&&&&&&&&4764.&&&&&04.764 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&12339.&&&&&012.339 km²)
State map highlighting Pecos County
Polk County 373 Livingston 1836 One of the original 23 counties James Knox Polk, the eleventh president of the United States (1845–1849) &&&&&&&&&&&41133.&&&&&041.133 &&&&&&&&&&&&1057.&&&&&01.057 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2738.&&&&&02.738 km²)
State map highlighting Polk County
Potter County 375 Amarillo 1876 Bexar County Robert Potter (1800–1842), secretary of the navy for the Republic of Texas, and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence &&&&&&&&&&113546.&&&&&0113.546 &&&&&&&&&&&&&909.&&&&&0909 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2354.&&&&&02.354 km²)
State map highlighting Potter County
Presidio County 377 Marfa 1850 Bexar County Presidio del Norte, an eighteenth-century fort and settlement on the south side of the Rio Grande &&&&&&&&&&&&7304.&&&&&07.304 &&&&&&&&&&&&3856.&&&&&03.856 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&9987.&&&&&09.987 km²)
State map highlighting Presidio County
Rains County 379 Emory 1870 Hopkins County, Hunt County and Wood County Emory Rains (1800–1878), an early legislator and surveyor of the future county &&&&&&&&&&&&9139.&&&&&09.139 &&&&&&&&&&&&&232.&&&&&0232 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&601.&&&&&0601 km²)
State map highlighting Rains County
Randall County 381 Canyon 1876 Bexar County Horace Randal, a Confederate brigadier general &&&&&&&&&&104312.&&&&&0104.312 &&&&&&&&&&&&&914.&&&&&0914 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2367.&&&&&02.367 km²)
State map highlighting Randall County
Reagan County 383 Big Lake 1903 Tom Green County John Henninger Reagan (1818–1905), postmaster general of the Confederacy and leader of the United States Democratic Party in Texas &&&&&&&&&&&&3326.&&&&&03.326 &&&&&&&&&&&&1175.&&&&&01.175 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3043.&&&&&03.043 km²)
State map highlighting Reagan County
Real County 385 Leakey 1913 Bandera County, Edwards County and Kerr County Julius Real, a rancher and legislator &&&&&&&&&&&&3047.&&&&&03.047 &&&&&&&&&&&&&700.&&&&&0700 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1813.&&&&&01.813 km²)
State map highlighting Real County
Red River County 387 Clarksville 1836 One of the original 23 counties Red River, which forms its northern border &&&&&&&&&&&14314.&&&&&014.314 &&&&&&&&&&&&1050.&&&&&01.050 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2719.&&&&&02.719 km²)
State map highlighting Red River County
Reeves County 389 Pecos 1883 Pecos County George Robertson Reeves, a state legislator and colonel in the Confederate army &&&&&&&&&&&13137.&&&&&013.137 &&&&&&&&&&&&2636.&&&&&02.636 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&6827.&&&&&06.827 km²)
State map highlighting Reeves County
Refugio County 391 Refugio 1836 One of the original 23 counties Nuestra Señora del Refugio Mission which was located near the future county &&&&&&&&&&&&7828.&&&&&07.828 &&&&&&&&&&&&&770.&&&&&0770 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1994.&&&&&01.994 km²)
State map highlighting Refugio County
Roberts County 393 Miami 1876 Bexar County Oran Milo Roberts (1879–1883), the seventeenth governor of Texas, and John S. Roberts, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence &&&&&&&&&&&&&887.&&&&&0887 &&&&&&&&&&&&&924.&&&&&0924 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2393.&&&&&02.393 km²)
State map highlighting Roberts County
Robertson County 395 Franklin 1837 Bexar County, Milam County and Nacogdoches County Sterling Clack Robertson, a founder of a colony in early Texas &&&&&&&&&&&16000.&&&&&016.000 &&&&&&&&&&&&&855.&&&&&0855 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2214.&&&&&02.214 km²)
State map highlighting Robertson County
Rockwall County 397 Rockwall 1873 Kaufman County Its county seat of Rockwall as well as a geological wall of rock running under the county &&&&&&&&&&&43080.&&&&&043.080 &&&&&&&&&&&&&129.&&&&&0129 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&334.&&&&&0334 km²)
State map highlighting Rockwall County
Runnels County 399 Ballinger 1858 Bexar County and Travis County Hiram Runnels, the ninth governor of Mississippi (1833–1835) and planter in Texas &&&&&&&&&&&11495.&&&&&011.495 &&&&&&&&&&&&1054.&&&&&01.054 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2730.&&&&&02.730 km²)
State map highlighting Runnels County
Rusk County 401 Henderson 1843 Nacogdoches County Thomas Jefferson Rusk (1803–1857), a general in the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&47372.&&&&&047.372 &&&&&&&&&&&&&924.&&&&&0924 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2393.&&&&&02.393 km²)
State map highlighting Rusk County
Sabine County 403 Hemphill 1836 One of the original 23 counties The Sabine River, which forms its eastern border (Sabine is Spanish for "cypress") &&&&&&&&&&&10469.&&&&&010.469 &&&&&&&&&&&&&490.&&&&&0490 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1269.&&&&&01.269 km²)
State map highlighting Sabine County
San Augustine County 405 San Augustine 1836 One of the original 23 counties Saint Augustine of Hippo (354–430) &&&&&&&&&&&&8946.&&&&&08.946 &&&&&&&&&&&&&528.&&&&&0528 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1368.&&&&&01.368 km²)
State map highlighting San Augustine County
San Jacinto County 407 Coldspring 1870 Liberty County, Montgomery County, Polk County and Walker County The Battle of San Jacinto, which won Texas its independence from Mexico &&&&&&&&&&&22246.&&&&&022.246 &&&&&&&&&&&&&571.&&&&&0571 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1479.&&&&&01.479 km²)
State map highlighting San Jacinto County
San Patricio County 409 Sinton 1846 Refugio County The Mexican Municipality of San Patricio &&&&&&&&&&&67138.&&&&&067.138 &&&&&&&&&&&&&692.&&&&&0692 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1792.&&&&&01.792 km²)
State map highlighting San Patricio County
San Saba County 411 San Saba 1856 Bexar County The San Saba River &&&&&&&&&&&&6186.&&&&&06.186 &&&&&&&&&&&&1134.&&&&&01.134 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2937.&&&&&02.937 km²)
State map highlighting San Saba County
Schleicher County 413 Eldorado 1887 Crockett County Gustav Schleicher, an early engineer and legislator in Texas &&&&&&&&&&&&2935.&&&&&02.935 &&&&&&&&&&&&1311.&&&&&01.311 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3395.&&&&&03.395 km²)
State map highlighting Schleicher County
Scurry County 415 Snyder 1876 Bexar County William Read Scurry (1821–1864), a Texas state legislator and Confederate general &&&&&&&&&&&16361.&&&&&016.361 &&&&&&&&&&&&&903.&&&&&0903 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2339.&&&&&02.339 km²)
State map highlighting Scurry County
Shackelford County 417 Albany 1874 Jack County Jack Shackelford, a soldier of the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&&3302.&&&&&03.302 &&&&&&&&&&&&&914.&&&&&0914 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2367.&&&&&02.367 km²)
State map highlighting Shackelford County
Shelby County 419 Center 1836 One of the original 23 counties Isaac Shelby, a Revolutionary War soldier from Tennessee and governor of Kentucky (1792–1796) (1812–1816) &&&&&&&&&&&25224.&&&&&025.224 &&&&&&&&&&&&&794.&&&&&0794 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2056.&&&&&02.056 km²)
State map highlighting Shelby County
Sherman County 421 Stratford 1876 Bexar County Sidney Sherman (1805–1873), a soldier in the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&&3186.&&&&&03.186 &&&&&&&&&&&&&923.&&&&&0923 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2391.&&&&&02.391 km²)
State map highlighting Sherman County
Smith County 423 Tyler 1846 Nacogdoches County James Smith, a general during the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&174706.&&&&&0174.706 &&&&&&&&&&&&&928.&&&&&0928 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2404.&&&&&02.404 km²)
State map highlighting Smith County
Somervell County 425 Glen Rose 1875 Hood County Alexander Somervell, a soldier in the Texas Revolution and leader of the Somervell Expedition &&&&&&&&&&&&6809.&&&&&06.809 &&&&&&&&&&&&&187.&&&&&0187 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&484.&&&&&0484 km²)
State map highlighting Somervell County
Starr County 427 Rio Grande City 1848 Nueces County James Harper Starr (1809–1890), a treasurer for the Republic of Texas and Confederate official &&&&&&&&&&&53597.&&&&&053.597 &&&&&&&&&&&&1223.&&&&&01.223 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3168.&&&&&03.168 km²)
State map highlighting Starr County
Stephens County 429 Breckenridge 1858 Bosque County
Named Buchanan County until 1861
Alexander Hamilton Stephens, the only vice-president of the Confederate States of America (1861–1865) &&&&&&&&&&&&9674.&&&&&09.674 &&&&&&&&&&&&&895.&&&&&0895 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2318.&&&&&02.318 km²)
State map highlighting Stephens County
Sterling County 431 Sterling City 1891 Tom Green County W. S. Sterling, an early rancher, buffalo hunter, and Native American fighter &&&&&&&&&&&&1393.&&&&&01.393 &&&&&&&&&&&&&923.&&&&&0923 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2391.&&&&&02.391 km²)
State map highlighting Sterling County
Stonewall County 433 Aspermont 1876 Bexar County and Young County Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824–1863), the famous Confederate General &&&&&&&&&&&&1693.&&&&&01.693 &&&&&&&&&&&&&919.&&&&&0919 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2380.&&&&&02.380 km²)
State map highlighting Stonewall County
Sutton County 435 Sonora 1887 Crockett County John Schuyler Sutton, a Texas Ranger and soldier in the Texas Revolution and Mexican-American War &&&&&&&&&&&&4077.&&&&&04.077 &&&&&&&&&&&&1454.&&&&&01.454 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3766.&&&&&03.766 km²)
State map highlighting Sutton County
Swisher County 437 Tulia 1876 Bexar County and Young County James Gibson Swisher, a soldier of the Texas Revolution &&&&&&&&&&&&8378.&&&&&08.378 &&&&&&&&&&&&&900.&&&&&0900 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2331.&&&&&02.331 km²)
State map highlighting Swisher County
Tarrant County 439 Fort Worth 1849 Navarro County Edward H. Tarrant, a general who drove the Native Americans out of the future county &&&&&&&&&1446219.&&&&&01.446.219 &&&&&&&&&&&&&864.&&&&&0864 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2238.&&&&&02.238 km²)
State map highlighting Tarrant County
Taylor County 441 Abilene 1858 Bexar County and Travis County Edward Taylor (1812–1836), George Taylor (1816–1836), and James Taylor (1814–1836), three brothers who died at the Alamo &&&&&&&&&&126555.&&&&&0126.555 &&&&&&&&&&&&&916.&&&&&0916 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2372.&&&&&02.372 km²)
State map highlighting Taylor County
Terrell County 443 Sanderson 1905 Pecos County Alexander Watkins Terrell, attorney, judge, state legislator, diplomat, and Confederate cavalry officer &&&&&&&&&&&&1081.&&&&&01.081 &&&&&&&&&&&&2358.&&&&&02.358 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&6107.&&&&&06.107 km²)
State map highlighting Terrell County
Terry County 445 Brownfield 1876 Bexar County Benjamin Franklin Terry, a Confederate colonel and commander of Terry's Texas Rangers &&&&&&&&&&&12761.&&&&&012.761 &&&&&&&&&&&&&890.&&&&&0890 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2305.&&&&&02.305 km²)
State map highlighting Terry County
Throckmorton County 447 Throckmorton 1858 Fannin County William Edward Throckmorton, an early Collin County settler &&&&&&&&&&&&1850.&&&&&01.850 &&&&&&&&&&&&&912.&&&&&0912 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2362.&&&&&02.362 km²)
State map highlighting Throckmorton County
Titus County 449 Mount Pleasant 1846 Bowie County Andrew Jackson Titus, a state legislator and planter &&&&&&&&&&&28118.&&&&&028.118 &&&&&&&&&&&&&411.&&&&&0411 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1064.&&&&&01.064 km²)
State map highlighting Titus County
Tom Green County 451 San Angelo 1874 Bexar County Thomas Green (1814–1864), a Confederate brigadier general &&&&&&&&&&104010.&&&&&0104.010 &&&&&&&&&&&&1522.&&&&&01.522 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3942.&&&&&03.942 km²)
State map highlighting Tom Green County
Travis County 453 Austin 1840 Bastrop County William Barret Travis (1809–1831), the commander of the Texan forces at the Alamo &&&&&&&&&&812280.&&&&&0812.280 &&&&&&&&&&&&&989.&&&&&0989 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2561.&&&&&02.561 km²)
State map highlighting Travis County
Trinity County 455 Groveton 1850 Houston County The Trinity River &&&&&&&&&&&13779.&&&&&013.779 &&&&&&&&&&&&&693.&&&&&0693 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1795.&&&&&01.795 km²)
State map highlighting Trinity County
Tyler County 457 Woodville 1846 Liberty County John Tyler, the tenth president of the United States (1841–1845) &&&&&&&&&&&20871.&&&&&020.871 &&&&&&&&&&&&&923.&&&&&0923 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2391.&&&&&02.391 km²)
State map highlighting Tyler County
Upshur County 459 Gilmer 1846 Harrison County Abel Parker Upshur, the fifteenth secretary of state of the United States (1843–1844) &&&&&&&&&&&35291.&&&&&035.291 &&&&&&&&&&&&&588.&&&&&0588 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1523.&&&&&01.523 km²)
State map highlighting Upshur County
Upton County 461 Rankin 1887 Tom Green County Brothers John Cunningham Upton and William Felton Upton, both lieutenant colonels in the Confederate army &&&&&&&&&&&&3404.&&&&&03.404 &&&&&&&&&&&&1242.&&&&&01.242 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3217.&&&&&03.217 km²)
State map highlighting Upton County
Uvalde County 463 Uvalde 1850 Bexar County The Cañón de Ugalde, a nearby battlefield where Spanish General Juan de Ugalde won a surprise battle against 300 Apaches &&&&&&&&&&&25926.&&&&&025.926 &&&&&&&&&&&&1557.&&&&&01.557 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&4033.&&&&&04.033 km²)
State map highlighting Uvalde County
Val Verde County 465 Del Rio 1885 Crockett County, Kinney County and Pecos County The Civil War Battle of Val Verde(Val Verde is Spanish for "green valley") &&&&&&&&&&&44856.&&&&&044.856 &&&&&&&&&&&&3171.&&&&&03.171 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&8213.&&&&&08.213 km²)
State map highlighting Val Verde County
Van Zandt County 467 Canton 1848 Henderson County Isaac Van Zandt (1813–1847), early Texas settler, attorney, Texas legislator, and diplomat &&&&&&&&&&&48140.&&&&&048.140 &&&&&&&&&&&&&849.&&&&&0849 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2199.&&&&&02.199 km²)
State map highlighting Van Zandt County
Victoria County 469 Victoria 1836 One of the original 23 counties Guadalupe Victoria, the first president of Mexico (1824–1829) &&&&&&&&&&&84088.&&&&&084.088 &&&&&&&&&&&&&883.&&&&&0883 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2287.&&&&&02.287 km²)
State map highlighting Victoria County
Walker County 471 Huntsville 1846 Montgomery County Samuel Hamilton Walker (1815–1847), a Texas Ranger and soldier in the Mexican-American War &&&&&&&&&&&61758.&&&&&061.758 &&&&&&&&&&&&&788.&&&&&0788 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2041.&&&&&02.041 km²)
State map highlighting Walker County
Waller County 473 Hempstead 1873 Austin County and Grimes County Edwin Waller (1800–1881), a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and the first mayor of Austin, Texas &&&&&&&&&&&32663.&&&&&032.663 &&&&&&&&&&&&&514.&&&&&0514 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1331.&&&&&01.331 km²)
State map highlighting Waller County
Ward County 475 Monahans 1887 Tom Green County Thomas William Ward, a commissioner for the General Land Office of Texas and mayor of Austin, Texas &&&&&&&&&&&10909.&&&&&010.909 &&&&&&&&&&&&&836.&&&&&0836 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2165.&&&&&02.165 km²)
State map highlighting Ward County
Washington County 477 Brenham 1836 One of the original 23 counties George Washington, the first president of the United States (1789–1797) &&&&&&&&&&&30373.&&&&&030.373 &&&&&&&&&&&&&609.&&&&&0609 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1577.&&&&&01.577 km²)
State map highlighting Washington County
Webb County 479 Laredo 1848 Nueces County James Webb, who served as secretary of the Treasury, secretary of State, and Attorney General of the Republic of Texas &&&&&&&&&&193117.&&&&&0193.117 &&&&&&&&&&&&3357.&&&&&03.357 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&8695.&&&&&08.695 km²)
State map highlighting Webb County
Wharton County 481 Wharton 1846 Colorado County, Jackson County and Matagorda County William Harris Wharton (1802–1839) and John Austin Wharton (1828–1865), brothers and leaders in revolutionary Texas &&&&&&&&&&&41188.&&&&&041.188 &&&&&&&&&&&&1090.&&&&&01.090 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2823.&&&&&02.823 km²)
State map highlighting Wharton County
Wheeler County 483 Wheeler 1876 Bexar County and Young County Royal Tyler Wheeler, the second Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court &&&&&&&&&&&&5284.&&&&&05.284 &&&&&&&&&&&&&914.&&&&&0914 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2367.&&&&&02.367 km²)
State map highlighting Wheeler County
Wichita County 485 Wichita Falls 1858 Cooke County The Wichita Native American tribe &&&&&&&&&&131664.&&&&&0131.664 &&&&&&&&&&&&&628.&&&&&0628 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1627.&&&&&01.627 km²)
State map highlighting Wichita County
Wilbarger County 487 Vernon 1858 Bexar County Josiah Pugh Wilbarger (1801–1845) and Mathias Wilbarger, brothers and early settlers &&&&&&&&&&&14676.&&&&&014.676 &&&&&&&&&&&&&971.&&&&&0971 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2515.&&&&&02.515 km²)
State map highlighting Wilbarger County
Willacy County 489 Raymondville 1911 Cameron County and Hidalgo County John G. Willacy, Texas state senator who was the author of the bill that established the county &&&&&&&&&&&20082.&&&&&020.082 &&&&&&&&&&&&&597.&&&&&0597 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1546.&&&&&01.546 km²)
State map highlighting Willacy County
Williamson County 491 Georgetown 1848 Milam County Robert McAlpin Williamson, a leader and veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto &&&&&&&&&&249967.&&&&&0249.967 &&&&&&&&&&&&1124.&&&&&01.124 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2911.&&&&&02.911 km²)
State map highlighting Williamson County
Wilson County 493 Floresville 1874 Bexar County, Guadalupe County and Karnes County James Charles Wilson, a Texas state senator (1851–1853) &&&&&&&&&&&32408.&&&&&032.408 &&&&&&&&&&&&&807.&&&&&0807 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2090.&&&&&02.090 km²)
State map highlighting Wilson County
Winkler County 495 Kermit 1887 Tom Green County Clinton McKamy Winkler, a judge and Confederate colonel &&&&&&&&&&&&7173.&&&&&07.173 &&&&&&&&&&&&&841.&&&&&0841 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2178.&&&&&02.178 km²)
State map highlighting Winkler County
Wise County 497 Decatur 1856 Cooke County Henry Alexander Wise, the future thirty-eighth governor of Virginia (1856–1860) who supported the annexation of Texas &&&&&&&&&&&48793.&&&&&048.793 &&&&&&&&&&&&&905.&&&&&0905 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2344.&&&&&02.344 km²)
State map highlighting Wise County
Wood County 499 Quitman 1850 Van Zandt County George Tyler Wood, the second governor of Texas (1847–1849) &&&&&&&&&&&36752.&&&&&036.752 &&&&&&&&&&&&&650.&&&&&0650 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&1683.&&&&&01.683 km²)
State map highlighting Wood County
Yoakum County 501 Plains 1876 Bexar County Henderson King Yoakum (1810–1856), soldier, attorney, and Texas historian &&&&&&&&&&&&7322.&&&&&07.322 &&&&&&&&&&&&&800.&&&&&0800 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2072.&&&&&02.072 km²)
State map highlighting Yoakum County
Young County 503 Graham 1856 Bosque County and Fannin County William Cocke Young, early Texas settler, attorney, sheriff, and United States Marshal &&&&&&&&&&&17943.&&&&&017.943 &&&&&&&&&&&&&922.&&&&&0922 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2388.&&&&&02.388 km²)
State map highlighting Young County
Zapata County 505 Zapata 1858 Starr County and Webb County Antonio Zapata, a local rancher and rebel against the Mexican government &&&&&&&&&&&12182.&&&&&012.182 &&&&&&&&&&&&&997.&&&&&0997 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&2582.&&&&&02.582 km²)
State map highlighting Zapata County
Zavala County 507 Crystal City 1846 Maverick County Lorenzo de Zavala (1788–1836), signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and the first Vice-President of the Republic of Texas &&&&&&&&&&&11600.&&&&&011.600 &&&&&&&&&&&&1299.&&&&&01.299 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&3364.&&&&&03.364 km²)
State map highlighting Zavala County

Defunct counties[modificare | modificare sursă]

There have been at least thirty-two counties established by Texas law that no longer exist. These fall into five categories: judicial counties; counties established by the Constitutional Convention of 1868–69; counties never organized and abolished by legislative act; counties whose territory is no longer considered part of the state.; and counties whose names have been changed.[8]

Vezi și[modificare | modificare sursă]

Note[modificare | modificare sursă]

  1. ^ How Many Counties are in Your State?”. Click and Learn. http://www.clickandlearn.com/documents2/Counties.htm. Accesat la 11 aprilie 2007. 
  2. ^ TSHA County organization”. The Texas State Historical Association. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/CC/muc10.html. Accesat la 12 aprilie 2007. 
  3. ^ County government structure”. Texas Association of Counties. http://www.county.org/counties/structure.asp. Accesat la 27 aprilie 2007. 
  4. ^ County official information”. Texas Association of Counties. http://www.county.org/counties/desc_office/index.asp. Accesat la 27 aprilie 2007. 
  5. ^ FIPS Publish 6-4”. National Institute of Standards and Technology. http://www.itl.nist.gov/fipspubs/fip6-4.htm. Accesat la 11 aprilie 2007. 
  6. ^ EPA County FIPS Code Listing”. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/codes/tx.html. Accesat la 9 aprilie 2007. 
  7. ^ Texas Association of Counties facts”. Texas Association of Counties. http://www.county.org/counties/facts.asp. Accesat la 12 aprilie 2007. 
  8. ^ TSHA Defunct Counties”. The Texas State Historical Association. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/DD/hzd1.html. Accesat la 20 aprilie 2007. 

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