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CARSON COUNTY, TEXAS

35 24' 36" N, 101 21' 0" W (35.41, -101.35)
Population: Est. 6,057 (2016) 6,182 (2010)
Total area: 924 square miles (2,390 km2)
920 square miles (2,400 km2) land
3.9 square miles (10 km2) (0.4%) water

Carson County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Carson County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Hutchinson County (N) Roberts County (NE) Gray County (E) Armstrong County (S) Potter County (W) Moore County (NW) Donley County (SE) Randall County (SW)

    Carson County History

    Historical Marker:

    CARSON COUNTY
    Created 1876. Organized 1888. Named for Samuel Price Carson, Secretary of State, Republic of Texas. A pioneer county in oil and gas development. Panhandle, county seat, promised main lines of 3 railroads, was by-passed for Amarillo, yet became one of the 4 historic towns in
    Texas Panhandle.


    1936 Centennial Marker:

    CARSON COUNTY
    Formed from Young and Bexar territories;
    created August 21, 1876,
    organized June 29, 1888.
    Named in honor of Samuel P. Carson 1798-1840, statesman of the United States and the Republic of Texas. Wheat, oil and gas contribute to its wealth.
    Panhandle, county seat.

    Carson County Courthouse
    Carson County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Carson 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 -
    Panhandle
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  • Conway ghost town
  • Cuyler ghost town
  • Groom
  • Lark
  • Lee
  • Panhandle County seat
  • Roxana ghost town
  • Skellytown
  • White Deer

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

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