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CHILDRESS COUNTY, TEXAS

34 32' 24" N, 100 12' 0" W (34.54, -100.2)
Population: 7,052 est. (2016) 7,041 (2010) 7,688 (2000)
Total area: 714 square miles (1,850 km2)
696 square miles (1,800 km2) land
17 square miles (44 km2) (2.4%) water

Childress County Topics

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  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Childress County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Collingsworth County (N) Harmon County, Oklahoma (NE) Hardeman County (E) Cottle County (S) Hall County (W)

    Childress County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    CHILDRESS KCOUNTY

    Formed from Young and Bexar Territories.
    Created August 21, 1876.
    Organized April 11, 1887.
    Named in honor of George Campbell Childress 1804-1841. A member of the Convention in 1836. Co-author of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Childress, the county seat.

    Childress County Courthouse
    Childress County Courthouse TX
    Childress County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Childress 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 - Childress
    Area Hotel - Childress Hotels | More Hotels
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  • Childress County seat
  • Kirkland ghost town
  • Loco ghost town
  • Lonnie ghost town
  • Tell

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

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