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KING COUNTY, TEXAS

33 36' 36" N, 100 15' 0" W (33.61, -100.25)

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  • King  County
    Contiguous Counties:
    Cottle County (N) Foard County (NE) Knox County (E) Stonewall County (S) Dickens County (W) Haskell County (SE)

    King County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    KING COUNTY

    Created August 21, 1876, from Bexar County, whose diamond-shaped boundaries extended from the Rio Grande to the Panhandle to El Paso.
    Named for William King, who died at the Alamo.
    Chief industry, ranching, is reflected in its famous cattle brands: "6666", "Pitchfork", "S M S" and "Matador".
    A population of only 173 in 1890 was aided in formal organization by petitions signed by itinerants. Names of favorite horses were also added.
    Organization came on June 25, 1891.
    In establishing county seat, cowboys voted for Guthrie, which won over Ashville, choice of the ranchers. (1965)

    King County Courthouse
    King County Courthouse
    King County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy TXDoT

    King County Town List

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    County Seat - Guthrie
    Area Hotel - Lubbock Hotels | More Hotels
  • Dumont
  • Guthrie County seat

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


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