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LYNN COUNTY, TEXAS

33 10' 48" N, 101 49' 12" W (33.18, -101.82)
Population: 5,711 Est. (2016) 5,915 (2010)
Total area: 893 square miles (2,310 km2)
892 square miles (2,310 km2) land
1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) water

Lynn County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Lynn County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Lubbock County (N) Garza County (E) Borden County (SE) Dawson County (S) Terry County (W) Hockley County (NW)

    Lynn County History

    Historical Marker (Courthouse Square in Tahoka, Highway 87):

    LYNN COUNTY

    Created 1876 from Bexar Territory. Name honors G. W. Lynn, "One of those who baptized the altar of Texas with life blood at the Alamo". Tahoka Lake and Double Lakes Springs were watering places on Indian, Spanish, U. S. Army and cattle-driving trails. This was home land of nomadic Indians; visited by Spaniards, 1500s-1800s; used by New Mexicans grazing large herds of sheep in 1860s; site of last great buffalo hunts and the U. S. Cavalry's drive against Comanches, 1874-1877. Last cowboy-Indian skirmish occurred 1879 at Double Lakes. Earliest open-range cattlemen settled here in 1880s. First schools, Lynn and T-Bar, opened in 1902. In April 1903, county was organized, with Tahoka as county seat. The first officials: M. L. Elliott, county judge; S. N. McDaniel, county and district clerk; C. H. Doak, sheriff and tax assessor; W. E. Porterfield, surveyor; J. E. Ketner, H. E. Baldridge, B. Humphries, and W. T. Petty, commissioners. The Santa Fe Railroad built to this point in 1910. This has since become a major agricultural area, ranking among top ten cotton counties in Texas – and one of the top twenty in the United States.
    (1970)


    1936 Centennial Marker:


    LYNN COUNTY

    Formed from Young and Bexar territories;
    created August 21, 1876;
    organized April 15, 1903.
    Tahoka, county seat. (1936)

    Lynn County Courthouse
    Lynn County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Lynn 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 -
    Tahoka
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  • Draw ghost town
  • Grassland
  • Lake View ghost town
  • New Moore ghost town
  • O'Donnell
  • Tahoka County seat
  • Wilson

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

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