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Irion COUNTY, TEXAS

31 18' 0" N, 100 58' 48" W (31.3, -100.98)

Irion County Topics

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  • Irion  County
    Contiguous Counties:
    Tom Green County (N and E) Schleicher County (SE) Crockett County (SW) Reagan County (W)

    Irion County History

    Created March 7,1889
    Organized April 16,1889
    Named in honor of Robert Anderson Irion, 1806-1860. Came to Texas in 1833 and located at Nacogdoches. Member of the first Texas Congress. Secretary of State in the cabinet of President Houston, 1837-1838.
    Sherwood, first county seat.
    1936 Mertzon, the county seat.


    Irion County Courthouse
    Irion County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson

    Irion 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 - Mertzon
    Area Hotels - San Angelo Hotels | More Hotels
  • Arden ghost town
  • Barnhart
  • Mertzon County seat
  • Sherwood First county seat ghost town

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

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