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GAINES COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Gaines County History

    (Historical Marker - Location: US 180 and Hwy 214):

    GAINES COUNTY
    Named for James L. Gaines, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, this county was formed out of Bexar County in 1876. Anglo settlement of the area began about 1895, and the county was formally organized in 1905. Seminole was established as the county seat that year, and a courthouse was built in 1906. Ranching and farming were the most prominent and profitable occupations until the mid-1930s, when they were eclipsed by oil production.
    Gaines County encompasses 1,479 square miles, and Seminole and Seagraves are its two largest cities.
    1989
    Gaines County Courthouse
    Gaines County Courthouse TX
    Gaines County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Gaines 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 - Seminole
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  • TX Gaines County 1907 Postal Map
    Gaines County 1907 Postal Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Gaines County 1920s map
    Gaines County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Gaines  County 1940s Map
    Gaines County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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