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EDWARDS COUNTY, TEXAS


Edwards County Topics

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  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Edwards County TX

    Edwards County History

  • 1936 Texas Centennial Marker (on US Hwy 377, 2 miles N of Rocksprings):

    EDWARDS COUNTY
    Formed from Bexar County; created February 1, 1858.
    Organized September 10, 1883.
    Named in honor of Haden Edwards 1771-1849. Empresario leader of the Fredonian War in 1827.
    County seat, Leakey 1883
    Rocksprings, since 1890.

  • Historical Marker (on courthouse square):

    EDWARDS COUNTY

    Atop the Edwards Plateau, extending into the scenic Nueces Valley. Angora goat capital of the world. The economy is based on ranching. Wild game is abundant. Created in 1858 and organized 1883 from old Bexar district. Named for Haden Edwards (1813-1865), an early leader and colonizer in Texas. First county seat was Leakey; present boundaries were created, and county seat was moved on April 13, 1891, to Rocksprings. First courthouse and jail were built that year. After a fire in 1897, the present courthouse was erected; it withstood a destructive tornado that claimed 72 lives in the county in 1927. First officials to serve the county (1891-1893) as it is presently constituted were the following: James M. Hunter, County Judge; W. M. Sanford, County and District Clerk; Ira L. Wheat, Sheriff and Tax Collector; S.A. Hough, County Attorney; W.H. Cowan, County Treasurer County Commissioners: John Eaton, Precinct No. 1; C. H. Kirchner, Precinct No. 2; H. Schweithelm, Precinct No. 3; M. M. Bradford, Precinct No. 4 (1967)

  • Edwards County Courthouse
    Edwards County Courthouse
    Edwards County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Edwards 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 - Rocksprings
    Book Hotel Here -
    Junction Hotels
  • Barksdale
  • Carta Valley ghost town
  • Exile ghost town
  • Hackberry ghost town
  • Henze ghost town
  • Kickapoo ghost town
  • Rocksprings county seat

  • Edwards County TX 1907 Postal Map
    1907s Postal Map showing the part of Edwards County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Edwards County 1920s Map
    Edwards County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Edwards County 1940s Map
    Edwards County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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