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COLORADO COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Colorado County History

    (from 1936 Texas Centennial Marker)
    The river traversing the region was called "Colorado" (Red) by Spanish explorers who mistook it for the reddish Brazos. From the river, the county took its name; Columbus, the county seat.

    Colorado County Courthouse
    TX - Colorado County Courthouse
    Colorado County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Colorado 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 - Columbus
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  • Alleyton
  • Altair
  • Bernardo
  • Borden
  • Chesterville
  • Columbus County seat
  • Content
  • Eagle Lake
  • Flower Hill
  • Frelsburg
  • Garwood
  • Glidden
  • Lone Oak
  • Matthews ghost town
  • Mentz
  • Nada
  • New Bielau
  • Oakland
  • Osage ghost town
  • Pisek ghost town
  • Provident City ghost town
  • Rock Island ghost town
  • Sheridan
  • Vox Populi ghost town
  • Weimar

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

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