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MITCHELL COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Mitchell County History

    (from 1936 Texas Centennial Marker)

    MITCHELL COUNTY

    Settled after Indians left Texas in 1875. One of 129 counties created (Aug. 21, 1876) from Bexar Territory covering West Texas to the Panhandle and El Paso. Named for Mitchell Brothers, Asa and Eli, Texas War for Independence veterans. Organized Jan. 10, 1881 when the railroad came, making county seat Colorado City West Texas' "Mother City" and first boom town.

    Oil, sheep and cattle ranching center. Historic sites include Comanche Indian Village; seven wells, last buffalo watering hole. Annual events: Colorado City Frontier Roundup and Tumbleweed Festival.
    (1965)

    Mitchell County Courthouse
    Mitchell County Courthouse
    Mitchell County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy TXDoT

    Mitchell 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 - Colorado City
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  • Buford
  • Car ghost town
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  • Cuthbert ghost town
  • Hyman
  • Iatan ghost town
  • Loraine
  • Link ghost town
  • Spade ghost town
  • Westbrook
  • TX Mitchell County 1907 Postal Map
    Mitchell County 1907 Postal Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Mitchell County 1920s map
    Mitchell County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Mitchell County 1940s Map
    Mitchell County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Mitchell County Texas 1936 Centennial Marker
    Mitchell County Texas 1936 Centennial Marker
    On courthouse grounds (east side) - Oak and Third, Colorado City

    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson
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