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COTTLE COUNTY, TEXAS

34 4' 48" N, 100 16' 12" W (34.08, -100.27)
Population: 1,402 Est. (2016) 1,505 (2010)
Total area: 902 square miles (2,340 km2)
901 square miles (2,330 km2) land
1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) water

Cottle County Topics

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  • Cottle County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Childress County (N) Hardeman County (NE) Foard County (E) King County (S) Motley County (W) Hall County (NW)

    Cottle County History

    Historical Marker (NW corner of Highways 70 & 62, Paducah) :

    COTTLE COUNTY

    Created in 1876, organized in 1892, in area where the Pease and Little Wichita Rivers break level terrain. Named for George Washington Cottle (1798-1836), an 1832 settler in DeWitt's Colony, who after fighting in 1835 Battle of Gonzales entered the Alamo March 1, 1836, and died there defending Texas. Of the 254 counties, 42 bear Indian, French or Spanish names. 10 honor such colonizers as Stephen F. Austin, "Father of Texas." 12 were named for Washington, Clay and other American patriots. 96 were named for men who fought in the Texas War for Independence (15, including Cottle, dying at the
    Alamo), signed the Declaration of Independence or served as statesmen in the Republic of Texas. 23 have names of frontiersmen and pioneers. 11 honor American Statesmen who worked for the annexation of Texas; 10 leaders in Texas since statehood, including jurists, ministers, educators, historians, statesman; and 36 men prominent in the Confederacy during the Civil War. 8 have geographical names. 2 were named for battles, 2 for trees, one for a fort. Cottle is noted for fine farms and ranches, with Paducah the principal market and shipping point.
    (1964)


    1936 Centennial Marker (7 miles E of Paducah on US 70 Roadside Park):

    COTTLE COUNTY

    Formed From Young and Bexar territories created August 21, 1876, organized January 11, 1892. Named in honor of George Washington Cottle a private who died at the
    Alamo. Paducah, the County Seat.

    Cottle County Courthouse
    Texas - Cottle County Courthouse
    Cottle County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Cottle 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 -
    Paducah
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  • Blanche
  • Cee Vee
  • Dunlap ghost town
  • Ginsite
  • Narcisso ghost town
  • Ogden ghost town
  • Paducah County seat
  • Swearingen ghost town
  • Valley View ghost town

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