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CALLAHAN COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Callahan County History

    1936 Centennial Marker:

    CALLAHAN COUNTY
    Formed from Bexar Territory
    C
    reated February 1, 1858
    Recreated August 21, 1876
    Organized July 3, 1877

    Named in Honor of James H. Callahan, 1812-1856
    soldier in the Texas Revolution
    captain of the Texas Rangers.

    County Seat, Callahan City, 1877
    Belle Plain, 1877-1883; Baird, since two early military roads, the Chisholm Trail, and the first government telegraph line traversed this region.


    Callahan County Courthouse
    Callahan County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson

    Callahan 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 - Baird
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  • Admiral ghost town
  • Baird County seat
  • Belle Plain ghost town
  • Callahan City ghost town
  • Clyde
  • Cottonwood
  • Cross Plains
  • Denton ghost town
  • Dressy
  • Eula
  • Oplin
  • Putnam

  • Callahan County Vintage Maps
    Callahan County TX 1907 psotal map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Callahan County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Callahan County TX 1920s map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Callahan County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Callahan County 1920s map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Callahan County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Callahan County
    1936 Texas Centennial Marker
    TX - Callahan County Centennial Marker

    Centennial Marker on courthouse front lawn in Baird
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2009

    Baird TX - Callahan County Courthouse & Centennial Marker

    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2009
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