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ARCHER COUNTY, TEXAS

33 36' 36" N, 98 41' 24" W (33.61, -98.69)

Archer County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Archer County
    Contiguous Counties:
    Wichita County (N) Clay County (E) Jack County (SE) Young County (S) Baylor County (W) Wilbarger County (NW)

    Archer County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    ARCHER COUNTY

    A part of the Peters Grant, 1841;
    Created January 22, 1858;
    Organized July 27, 1880;
    Named in honor of Dr. Branch Tanner Archer 1790-1856; Texas Commissioner to the United States, 1835, Member of Congress, Secretary of War of the Republic of Texas.
    First permanent settlement, 1874;
    First railroad, 1890;
    Archer City, the county seat.

    Archer County Courthouse
    Archer County courthouse
    Archer County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Archer County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Archer City
    Area Hotel - Wichita Falls Hotels | More Hotels
  • Anarene ghost town
  • Archer City County seat
  • Dad's Corner ghost town
  • Dundee ghost town
  • Holliday
  • Mankins ghost town
  • Megargel
  • Scotland
  • Windthorst

  • Archer County Vintage Maps
    TX - Archer County 1907 postal map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Archer County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Archer County 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Archer County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Archer  County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Archer County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office


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