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MOTLEY COUNTY, TEXAS

34 4' 48" N, 100 47' 24" W (34.08, -100.79)
Population: 1,160 est. (2016) 1,210 (2010)
Total area: 990 square miles (2,600 km2)
990 square miles (2,600 km2) land
0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) water

Motley County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Motley County TX

    Contiguous Counties:
    Hall County (N) Cottle County (E) Dickens County(S) Floyd County (W) Briscoe County (NW) King County (NW)



    Motley County History

    (from 1936 Texas Centennial Marker - US 70, in Virgina Walton Park)

    MOTLEY COUNTY

    Formed from Young and Bexar territories;
    created August 21, 1876, organized February 5, 1891.
    Named in honor of Dr. Junius William Motley, 1812-1836, signer of the Texas declaration of Independence, aide to General Rusk at the Battle of San Jacinto where he was mortally wounded.
    Matador, the county seat.


    Motley County Courthouse
    Texas Sherman County Courthouse
    Motley County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson



    Motley 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 - Matador
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  • Flomot
  • Matador county seat
  • Northfield
  • Roaring Springs
  • Tee Pee City
  • Whiteflat



  • Motley County Vintage Maps

    TX Motley County 1907 Postal Map
    Motley County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    TX Motley County 1920s Map
    Motley County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    TX Motley County 1940s Map
    Motley County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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