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MARTIN COUNTY, TEXAS

32 18' 0" N, 101 57' 36" W (32.3, -101.96)

Population: 4,799 (2010)
Total area: 916 square miles (2,370 km2)
915 square miles (2,370 km2) land
0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) water

Martin County Topics

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  • Vintage Maps
  • Martin County
    Contiguous Counties:
    Dawson County (N) Howard County (E) Glasscock County (SE) Midland County (S) Andrews County (W) Gaines County (NW)

    Martin County History

    MARTIN COUNTY
    On lower great plains of west Texas. Formed from Young and Bexar territories. Created Aug. 21, 1876, and organized Nov. 4, 1884. Named for Wyly Martin, member of Austin's colony and Texas patriot.

    County seat established by the first commissioners court which authorized construction of courthouse in Stanton (then called Marienfeld).

    Early C. C. Slaughter ranch headquarters, 12 miles northwest of Stanton at Mustang Spring, best campsite west of Big Spring.

    Economy based on grain sorghum, cotton farming; cattle ranching; petroleum.
    (1936)

    Formed from Young and Bexar territories
    Created August 21, 1876.
    Organized November 4, 1884.
    Named in honor of Wyly Martin 1776-1842. An alcalde in Austin's colony member of the consultation in 1835, soldier in the Texas revolution, member of the Texas congress.
    County seat, Marienfeld, 1884; Stanton since 1890.

    Martin County Courthouse

    Martin County Jail
    Martin County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy TXDoT

    Martin 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 - Stanton
    Book Hotel Here - Stanton Hotels
  • Flower Grove
  • Lenorah
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  • Martin County Vintage Maps
    Martin County TX - 1907 Postal Map
    Martin County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Martin County 1920s map
    Martin County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Martin County 1940s Map
    Martin County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Martin County Centennial Marker
    From Stanton, take US 80 West about 0.5 mile
    TX - Martin County Centennial Marker
    Martin County Texas Centennial Marker
    Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    TX - Martin County Centennial Marker
    Martin County Centennial Marker
    Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
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