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FISHER COUNTY, TEXAS

32 44' 24" N, 100 24' 0" W (32.74, -100.4)
Population: 3,974 (2010)
Total area: 902 square miles (2,340 km2)
899 square miles (2,330 km2) land
2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) water

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  • Fisher County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Stonewall County (N) Jones County (E) Nolan County (S) Scurry County (W) Kent County (NW) Taylor County (SE)

    Fisher County History

    (from 1936 Texas Centennial Marker)

    FISHER COUNTY
    Sites of old Indian trail from Mexico to settlements on Texas frontier. In this region in 1856, Colonel Robert E. Lee, then commanding the famed U.S. Second Cavalry (and later General-in-Chief of the Confederate Army), campaigned against the Indians.
    County formed from Young and Bexar territories.
    Created 1876.
    Settled in 1877.
    Organized 1886.
    Named for Samuel Rhoads Fisher (1794-1839), a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, Secretary of the Navy in the Republic of Texas, 1836.
    Roby, county seat, named for landowners.

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

    Fisher 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 - Roby
    Book area Hotels - Sweetwater Hotels
  • Afton ghost town
  • Bernecker
  • Busby
  • Capitola
  • Claytonville
  • Eskota ghost town
  • Grady ghost town
  • Hamlin
  • Hitson ghost town
  • Hobbs
  • Longworth
  • McCaulley
  • Newman ghost town
  • Roby County seat
  • Rotan
  • Sardis
  • Swedonia ghost town
  • Sylvester

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

    Fisher County
    1936 Texas Centennial Marker
    Located in SW corner of courthouse lawn in Roby
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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