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FISHER COUNTY, TEXAS

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    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 TX 1907 postal map
    Fisher County 1907 Postal Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Fisher County 1920s Map
    Fisher County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Fisher  County 1940s Map
    Fisher County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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