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DEAF SMITH COUNTY, TEXAS


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    Deaf Smith County History

    1936 Centennial Marker - Marker Text:

    DEAF SMITH COUNTY
    Formed from Young and Bexar territories:
    Created, August 21, 1876 - Organized, October 3, 1890.
    Named in honor of Erastus "Deaf" Smith, 1787-1837, came to Texas in 1821 rendered valuable service as a scout and spy during the Texas Revolution and was conspicuous for his bravery in the battle of San Jacinto.
    County Seat, La Plata, frequently called Grenada, 1890-1898
    - Hereford, since 1899.


    Deaf Smith County Courthouse
    Texas - Deaf Smith County Courthouse
    Deaf Smith County Courthouse
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    Deaf Smith 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 - Hereford
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    Deaf Smith County TX 1907 postal map
    Deaf Smith County 1907 Postal Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Deaf Smith County 1920s Map
    Deaf Smith County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Deaf Smith County 1940s Map
    Deaf Smith County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Deaf Smith County Centennial Marker
    In front of the Deaf Smith County Courthouse in Hereford
    Deaf Smith County Tx Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Deaf Smith County Tx Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

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