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JIM WELLS COUNTY, TEXAS

2744'N 9805'W
Population: 41,149 est. (2016) 40,838 (2010)
Total area: 868 square miles (2,250 km2)
865 square miles (2,240 km2) land
3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) water

Jim Wells County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Jim Wells County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Live Oak County (N) San Patricio County (NE) Nueces County (E) Kleberg County (E) Brooks County (S) Duval County (W)

    Jim Wells County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker (Junction of US 281 and Hwy 44):

    JIM WELLS COUNTY
    Formed from Nueces County,
    created March 11, 1911,
    organized May 6, 1911.
    Named for Judge James B. Wells, an able lawyer. Born near Aransas Pass, Texas, July 12, 1854; died at Brownsville, December 21, 1923.
    Alice, the county seat.
    Jim Wells County Courthouse
    Texas - Jim Wells County Courthouse
    Jim Wells County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Jim Wells 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 - Alice
    Book Hotel Here - Alice Hotels
  • Alfred
  • Alice County seat
  • Ben Bolt
  • Orange Grove
  • Palito Blanco
  • Premont
  • Sandia

  • Jim Wells County Vintage Maps
    Nueces County TX 1907 postal map
    Nueces County County 1907 postal map
    (before Jim Wells County was formed)
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Jim Wells County 1920s Map
    Jim Wells County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Jim Wells   County 1940s Map
    Jim Wells County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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