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[TX] Counties Formation Part II 1850-1879
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PART II 1850-1879 TEXAS

1850
BELL COUNTY formed 1850 from Milam County; county seat Belton.

EL PASO COUNTY formed in 1850 from Bexar County; county seat El Paso.

FALLS COUNTY formed in 1850 from Limestone, Milam Counties; county seat Marlin.

FREESTONE COUNTY formed in 1850 from Limestone County; county seat Fairfield.

KINNEY COUNTY formed in 1850 from Bexar County; county seat Brackettville.

McLENNAN COUNTY formed in 1850 from Milam County; county seat Waco.

TRINITY COUNTY formed in 1850 from Houston County; county seat Groveton.

UVALDE COUNTY formed in 1850 from Bexar County; county seat Uvalde.

WOOD COUNTY formed in 1850 from Van Zandt County; county seat Quitman.

1852
BURNET COUNTY formed in 1852 from Travis, Bell, Williamson Counties; county seat Burnet.

HIDALGO COUNTY formed in 1852 from Cameron County; county seat Edinburg.

ORANGE COUNTY formed in 1852 from Jefferson County; county seat Orange.

PRESIDIO COUNTY formed in 1852 from Bexar County; county seat Marfa.

1853
HILL COUNTY formed in 1853 from Navarro County; county seat Hillsboro.

1854
BOSQUE COUNTY formed in 1854 from McLennan, Milam Counties; county seat Meridian.

CORYELL COUNTY formed in 1854 from Bell County; county seat Gatesville.

JOHNSON COUNTY formed in 1854 from Ellis, Hill, Navarro Counties; county seat Cleburne.

KARNES COUNTY formed in 1854 from Bexar County; county seat Karnes City.

MADISON COUNTY formed in 1854 from Leon, Grimes, Walker Counties; county seat Madisonville.

1855
PARKER COUNTY formed in 1855 from Bosque, Navarro Counties; county seat Weatherford.

1856
ATASCOSA COUNTY formed in 1856 from Bexar County; county seat Jourdanton.

BANDERA COUNTY formed in 1856 from Uvalde, Bexar Counties; county seat Bandera.

BROWN COUNTY formed in 1856 from Travis, Comanche Counties; county seat Brownwood.

COMANCHE COUNTY formed in 1856 from Bosque, Coryell Counties; county seat Comanche.

EARTH COUNTY formed in 1856 from Bosque, Coryell Counties; county seat Stephenville.

JACK COUNTY formed in 1856 from Cooke County; county seat Jacksboro.

KERR COUNTY formed in 1856 from Bexar County; county seat Kerrville.

LAMPASAS COUNTY formed in 1856 from Bell, Travis Counties; county seat Lampasas.

LIVE OAK COUNTY formed in 1856 from Nueces, San Patricio Counties; county seat George West.

LLANO COUNTY formed in 1856 from Bexar County; county seat Llano.

MAVERICK COUNTY formed in 1856 from Kenedy County; county seat Eagle Pass.

McCULLOCH COUNTY formed in 1856 from Bexar County; county seat Brady.

PALO PINTO COUNTY formed in 1856 from Navarro, Bosque Counties; county seat Palo Pinto.

SAN SABA COUNTY formed in 1856 from Bexar County; county seat San Saba.

WISE COUNTY formed in 1856 from Cooke County; county seat Decatur.

YOUNG COUNTY formed in 1856 from Bosque, Fannin Counties; county seat Graham.

1857
BEE COUNTY formed in 1857 from Goliad, Refugio, Live Oak, San Patricio Counties; county seat Beeville.

CLAY COUNTY formed in 1857 from Cooke County; county seat Henrietta.

MONTAGUE COUNTY formed in 1857 from Cooke County; county seat Montague.

1858
ARCHER COUNTY formed in 1858 from Fannin County; county seat Archer City.

BAYLOR COUNTY formed in 1858 from Fannin County; county seat Seymour.

BLANCO COUNTY formed in 1858 from Gillespie, Comal, Burnet, Hays Counties; count seat Johnson City.

BUCHANAN COUNTY established in 1858; Name changed to Stephens 1861.

CALLAHAN COUNTY formed in 1858 from Bexar, Travis, Bosque Counties; county seat Baird.

CHAMBERS COUNTY formed in 1858 from Jefferson, Liberty Counties; county seat Anahuac.

COLEMAN COUNTY formed in 1858 from Travis, Brown Counties; county seat Coleman.

CONCHO COUNTY formed in 1858 from Bexar County; county seat Paint Rock.

DIMMIT COUNTY formed in 1858 from Uvalde, Bexar, Maverick, Webb Counties; county seat Carrizo Springs.

DUVAL COUNTY formed in 1858 from Live Oak, Starr, Nueces Counties; county seat San Diego.

EASTLAND COUNTY formed in 1858 from Bosque, Coryell, Travis Counties; county seat Eastland.

EDWARDS COUNTY formed in 1858 from Bexar County; county seat Rocksprings.

FRIO COUNTY formed in 1858 from Atascosa, Bexar, Uvalde Counties; county seat Pearsall.

HAMILTON COUNTY formed in 1858 from Bosque, Comanche, Lampasas Counties; county seat Hamilton.

HARDEMAN COUNTY formed in 1858 from Fannin County; county seat Quanah.

HARDIN COUNTY formed in 1858 from Jefferson, Liberty Counties; county seat Kountze.

HASKELL COUNTY formed in 1858 from Fannin, Milam Counties; county seat Haskell.

JONES COUNTY formed in 1858 from Bexar, Bosque Counties; county seat Anson.

KIMBLE COUNTY formed in 1858 from Bexar County; county seat Junction.

KNOX COUNTY formed in 1858 from Young, Bexar Counties; county seat Benjamin.

La SALLE COUNTY formed in 1858 from Webb, Bexar Counties; county seat Cotulla.

MASON COUNTY formed in 1858 from Gillespie County; county seat Mason.

McMULLEN COUNTY formed in 1858 from Bexar, Live Oak, Atascosa Counties; county seat Tilden.

MENARD COUNTY formed in 1858 from Bexar County; county seat Menard.

RUNNELS COUNTY formed in 1858 from Bexar, Travis Counties; county seat Ballinger.

SHACKELFORD COUNTY formed 1858 from Bosque County; county seat Albany.

STEPHENS COUNTY formed in 1858 from Bosque County; county seat Breckenridge.

TAYLOR COUNTY formed in 1858 from Bexar, Travis Counties; county seat Abilene.

THROCKMORTON COUNTY formed in 1858 from Fannin County; county seat Throckmorton.

WICHITA COUNTY formed in 1858 from Youngland District; county seat Wichita Falls.

WILBARGER COUNTY formed in 1858 from Bexar County; county seat Vernon.

ZAPATA COUNTY formed in 1858 from Starr, Webb Counties; county seat Zapata.

ZAVALA COUNTY formed in1858 from Uvalde, Maverick Counties; county seat Crystal City.

1860
GREER COUNTY formed in1860-1896 from Indian Territory; county seat Mangum. HISTORICAL SITE

MARION COUNTY formed in 1860 from Cass County; county seat Jefferson.

WILSON COUNTY formed in 1860 from Bexar, Karnes Counties; county seat Floresville.

DAVIS COUNTY originally named Cass County; Davis County existed under the Davis name between 1861-1871. Name changed back to Cass in 1871.

1862
KENDALL COUNTY formed in 1862 from Kerr, Blanco Counties; county seat Boerne.

1865
HOOD COUNTY formed in 1865 from Johnson County; county seat Granbury.

1867
UPTON COUNTY formed in 1867 from Tom Green County; county seat Rankin.

1870
DELTA COUNTY formed in 1870 from Hopkins, Lamar Counties, county seat Cooper.

RAINS COUNTY formed in 1870 from Hopkins, Hunt, Wood Counties; county seat Emory.

SAN JACINTO COUNTY formed in 1870 from Liberty, Polk, Montgomery,
Walker Counties; county seat Coldspring.

1871
PECOS COUNTY formed in 1871 from Presidio County; county seat Fort Stockton.

1873
GREGG COUNTY formed in 1873 from Rusk, Upshur Counties; county seat Longview.

ROCKWALL COUNTY formed in 1873 from Kaufman County; county seat Rockwall.

WALLER COUNTY formed in 1873 from Austin, Grimes Counties; county seat Hempstead.

1874
CAMP COUNTY formed in 1874 from Upshur County; county seat Pittsburg.

LEE COUNTY formed in 1874 from Bastrop, Burleson, Washington, Fayette Counties; county seat Giddings.

TOM GREEN COUNTY formed in 1874 from Bexar County; county seat San Angelo.

1875
ANDREWS COUNTY formed in 1875 from Bexar County; county seat Andrews.

CROCKETT COUNTY formed in 1875 from Bexar County; county seat Ozona.

FRANKLIN COUNTY formed in 1875 from Titus County; county seat Mount Vernon.

MORRIS COUNTY formed in 1875 from Titus County; county seat Daingerfield.

SOMERVELL COUNTY formed in 1875 from Hood, Johnson Counties; county seat Glen Rose.

1876
ARMSTRONG COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Claude.

BAILEY COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Muleshoe.

BORDEN COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Gail.

BRISCOE COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Silverton.

CARSON COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Panhandle.

CASTRO COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Dimmitt.

CHILDRESS COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County, Youngland District; county seat Childress.

COCHRAN COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Morton.

COLLINGSWORTH COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County, Youngland District; county seat Wellington.

COTTLE COUNTY formed in 1876 from Fannin County; county seat Paducah.

CROSBY COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Crosbyton.

DALLAM COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Dalhart.

DAWSON COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Lamesa.

DEAF SMITH COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Hereford.

DICKENS COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Dickens.

FISHER COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Roby.

FLOYD COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Floydada.

GAINES COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Seminole.

GARZA COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Post.

GRAY COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Pampa.

HALE COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county Plainview.

HALL COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar, Young Counties; county seat Memphis.

HANSFORD COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar, Young Counties; county seat Spearman.

HARTLEY COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar, Young Counties; county seat
Channing.

HEMPHILL COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar, Young Counties; county seat Canadian.

HOCKLEY COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar, Young Counties; county seat Levelland.

HOWARD COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar, Young Counties; county seat Big Spring.

HUTCHINSON COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Stinnett.

KENT COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar, Young counties; county seat Jayton.

KING COUNTY formed in 18 76 from Bexar County; county seat Guthrie.

LAMB COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Littlefield.

LIPSCOMB COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Lipscomb.

LUBBOCK COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar, Crosby Counties; county seat Lubbock.

LYNN COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Tahoka.

MARTIN COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Stanton.

MOORE COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Dumas.

MOTLEY COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Matador.

OCHILTREE COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Perryton.

OLDHAM COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Vega.

PARMER COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Farwell.

POTTER COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Amarillo.

RANDALL COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Canyon.

ROBERTS COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Miami.

SCURRY COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Snyder.

SHERMAN COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat
Stratford.

STONEWALL COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Aspermont.

SWISHER COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar, Young Counties; county seat Tulia.

TERRY COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Brownfield.

WHEELER COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar, Young Counties; county seat Wheeler.

YOAKUM COUNTY formed in 1876 from Bexar County; county seat Plains.


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