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MAVERICK COUNTY, TEXAS


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    Maverick County History

    Historical marker on courthouse grounds, Eagle Pass:

    MAVERICK COUNTY
    Created Feb. 2, 1856, from Kinney county.
    Organized July 13, 1871.
    Named for Texas Revolution veteran, signer of declaration of Independence, Texas Legislator Samuel A. Maverick (1803-1870).
    The county centers in an area of dairies, farming, ranching. Hard-travelled El Camino Real (path into Texas History for Louis St. Denis, Spanish Missionaries, Moses Austin and countless troops and settlers) crossed the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, the county seat. Site of Spanish Mission ruins, military posts. Fort Duncan, now a military park, housed both U.S. and confederate troops.
    (1965)

    Maverick County Courthouse

    Maverick County Courthouse
    Maverick County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Maverick County Town List

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    County Seat - Eagle Pass
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  • Maverick County TX 1907 postal map
    Maverick County 1907 postal map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Maverick County TX 1920s Map
    Maverick County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Maverick County TX 1940s Map
    Maverick County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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