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HANSFORD COUNTY, TEXAS

36 16' 48" N, 101 21' 0" W (36.28, -101.35)
Population: 5,613 (2010) 5,369 (2000) 5,848 (1990)
Total area: 920 square miles (2,400 km2)
920 square miles (2,400 km2) land
0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) (0.06%) water

Hansford County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Hansford County TX
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    Hansford County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    HANSFORD COUNTY

    Formed form Young and Bexas territories.
    Created, August 21, 1876.
    Organized, March 11, 1889.
    Named in honor of John M. Hansford; came to Texas in 1837. Member of the Texas Congress, Judge of the Seventh Judical District, 1840-1842. Died in 1844.
    Hansford, the county seat.

    (Spearman became county seat in 1931)

    Hansford County Courthouse
    TX - Hansford County Courthouse
    Hansford County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Hansford 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 -
    Spearman
    Area Hotels - Amarillo Hotels | Perryton Hotels | More Hotels
  • Farwell ghost town, first town in county
  • Gruver
  • Hansford ghost town, first county seat
  • Hitchland
  • Lucerne
  • Morse
  • Mulock
  • Record ghost town
  • Spearman county seat
  • Zulu ghost town

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