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PALO PINTO COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Palo Pinto County History

    (1936 Texas Centennial Marker - On Hwy 180, 1.25 miles W of Palo Pinto )

    PALO PINTO COUNTY
    Created August 27, 1856, from Navarro and Bosque counties;
    organized in 1857.
    Spanish name Palo Pinto refers to spotted oak, a common regional tree having bark with a mottled appearance. Good hunting and abundant water made area a favored indian locality.
    The first anglo-american settlers arrived in 1850's, including Texas cattlemen and trail-blazers Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving.
    The discovery, in 1880, of mineral water and arrival of Texas & Pacific railroad brought an influx of settlers and helped establish a strong economy.
    The county seat, first named Golconda in 1856, was renamed Palo Pinto in 1858.
    Erected by the State of Texas -1973

    Palo Pinto County Courthouse
    Palo Pinto County Courthouse
    Palo Pinto County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Palo Pinto County Town List

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  • TX Palo Pinto County Texas 1907 Postal Map
    Palo Pinto County 1907 Postal Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX - Palo Pinto County Texas 1920s Map
    Palo Pinto County 1920s Map
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    TX - Palo Pinto County Texas 1940s Map
    Palo Pinto County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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