TexasEscapes.com HOME Welcome to Texas Escapes
A magazine written by Texas
 
New   |   Texas Towns   |   Ghost Towns   |   Counties   |   Trips   |   Features   |   Columns   |   Architecture   |   Images   |   Archives   |   Site Map

Counties
Texas Counties

Amarillo Hotels

Lubbock Hotels

 


Texas | Counties

PARMER COUNTY, TEXAS

34 31' 48" N, 102 46' 48" W (34.53, -102.78)
Population: 9,776 est. (2010) 10,269 (2010)
Total area: 885 square miles (2,290 km2)
881 square miles (2,280 km2) land
4.4 square miles (11 km2) (0.5%) water

Parmer County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  •  TX Parmer County location
    Contiguous Counties:
    Deaf Smith County (N) Castro County (E) Lamb County (SE) Bailey County (S) Curry County, New Mexico (W)

    Parmer County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker (on courthouse grounds):

    PARMER COUNTY

    Created August 21, 1876, from Bexar County.
    Named for Martin Parmer ("The Ringtailed Panther"), signer of Texas Declaration of Independence.
    Organized May 7, 1907.
    The XIT Ranch, extending across nine counties, initially owned most of Parmer. The Capitol Syndicate, which built Texas' Capitol, received in payment 3,050,000 acres of land and established the XIT in 1885.
    By 1890, population of the county was only 70. But, with syndicate land sales, buyers came on the new railroad in 1904. Brisk settlement began, with many small farms.
    Farwell is the county seat. (1965)

    Parmer County Courthouse
    Parmer County Courthouse
    Parmer County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson

    Parmer 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 - Farwell
    Area Hotel -
    Amarillo Hotels | Lubbock Hotels | More Hotels
  • Black
  • Bovina
  • Bull Town
  • Farwell county seat
  • Friona
  • Hub
  • Lariat
  • Lazbuddie
  • Oklahoma Lane
  • Parmerton ghost town

  • Parmer County Vintage Maps
    TX - Parmer County 1907 postal map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Parmer County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX - Parmer County 1920s  map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Parmer County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX - Parmer County 1940s  map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Parmer County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    More Texas Counties

    For nearby towns & counties

    See Texas Panhandle
    More Texas Regions


    TEXAS TOWN LIST
    Alphabetical Listing of over 3000 Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns:
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
    Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history and vintage/historic photos, please contact us.


    Texas Escapes Online Magazine »   Archive Issues » Go to Home Page »
    TEXAS TOWNS & COUNTIES TEXAS LANDMARKS & IMAGES TEXAS HISTORY & CULTURE TEXAS OUTDOORS MORE
    Texas Counties
    Texas Towns A-Z
    Texas Ghost Towns

    TEXAS REGIONS:
    Central Texas North
    Central Texas South
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Texas Panhandle
    Texas Hill Country
    East Texas
    South Texas
    West Texas

    Courthouses
    Jails
    Churches
    Schoolhouses
    Bridges
    Theaters
    Depots
    Rooms with a Past
    Monuments
    Statues

    Gas Stations
    Post Offices
    Museums
    Water Towers
    Grain Elevators
    Lodges
    Stores
    Banks

    Vintage Photos
    Historic Trees
    Cemeteries
    Old Neon
    Ghost Signs
    Signs
    Murals
    Gargoyles
    Pitted Dates
    Cornerstones
    Then & Now

    Columns: History/Opinion
    Texas History
    Small Town Sagas
    Black History
    WWII
    Texas Centennial
    Ghosts
    People
    Animals
    Food
    Music
    Art

    Books
    Texas Railroads

    Texas Trips
    Texas Drives
    Texas State Parks
    Texas Rivers
    Texas Lakes
    Texas Forts
    Texas Trails
    Texas Maps
    USA
    MEXICO
    HOTELS

    Site Map
    About Us
    Privacy Statement
    Disclaimer
    Contributors
    Staff
    Contact Us

     
    Website Content Copyright Texas Escapes LLC. All Rights Reserved