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    Dawson County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    Dawson County
    Created February 1, 1858.
    Recreated August 21, 1876 from Bexar Territory
    organized February 13, 1905
    Named in honor of Nicholas Mosby Dawson 1808-1842 who fought at the Battle of San Jacinto and fell at Dawson's Massacre.
    Lamesa, County Seat.

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

    Dawsonson 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 - Lamesa
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  • Ackerly
  • Arvana
  • Chicago ghost town
  • Hindman ghost town
  • Key ghost town
  • Klondike ghost town
  • Lamesa County seat
  • Los Ybanez
  • Lou ghost town
  • Michies ghost town
  • Mungerville ghost town
  • Patricia ghost town
  • Pride ghost town
  • Sparenberg ghost town
  • Welch
  • Dawson County TX 1907 postal map
    Dawson County 1907 Postal Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Dawson County 1920s Map
    Dawson County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Dawson County 1940s Map
    Dawson County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Dawson County Centennial Marker
    Junction of US 87 and US 180 - S of Lamesa
    Dawson County Tx Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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