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JONES COUNTY, TEXAS

32 44' 24" N, 99 52' 48" W (32.74, -99.88)
Population: 20,202 (2010)
Total Area: 937 square miles (2,430 km2)
929 square miles (2,410 km2) land
8.6 square miles (22 km2) water.

Jones County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Jones County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Haskell County (N) Shackelford County (E) Callahan County (SE) Taylor County (S) Fisher County (W) Stonewall County (NW)

    Jones County History

    (1936 Centennial Marker on courthouse square, intersection of US 277 and 180)

    JONES COUNTY

    Site of emigrant trail, the frontier military road, and Fort Phantom Hill, founded in 1851 to guard the military road. County created 1858 from Bexar and Bosque counties.

    Named for Anson Jones (1798-1858), a veteran of San Jacinto, minister to the U.S., Secretary of State and last President of the Texas Republic.

    Phantom Hill, in 1858-1861 a Butterfield Overland Mail Station, was in 1861-1865 a Civil War patrol point, trying to curb frontier raids by Indians.

    The county was recreated in 1876, organized 1881. Anson (at first called Jones City) is county seat.

    Jones County Courthouse
    TX - Jones County Courthouse
    Jones County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson

    Jones 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 - Anson
    Book Area Hotel - Abilene Hotels
  • Anson County Seat
  • Avoca
  • Boyd Chapel ghost town
  • Fort Phantom Hill ghost town
  • Funston
  • Hamlin
  • Hawley
  • Hodges
  • Lueders
  • Neinda
  • Noodle
  • Nugent
  • Oak Grove
  • Stamford
  • Stith
  • Truby
  • Tuxedo

  • Haskell County Vintage Maps
    Jones County TX 1882 Map
    1882 Map showing Jones County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Jones County 1907 Postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state (postal) map #2090 showing Jones County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX  Jones County 1920s map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Jones County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX  Jones County 1940s map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Jones County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Anson Tx - Anson Jones Statue on courthouse grounds
    Anson Jones statue and centennial marker on courthouse grounds
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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