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SHACKELFORD COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Shackelford County History

    (from 1936 Texas Centennial Marker)

    SHACKELFORD COUNTY

    Formed from Bosque County;
    created February 1, 1858;
    organized September 12, 1874.
    Named in honor of Dr. Jack Shackelford 1790-1857; captain of the "Red Rovers," a company from Alabama which became a unit of Fannin's command - one of the few spared by the Mexicans in the Massacre at Goliad.
    Albany, the county seat.
    (1936)

    Shackelford County Courthouse
    Shackelford  County Courthouse
    Shackelford County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Shackelford 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 - Albany
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  • Moran
  • Rising Sun ghost town
  • Sedwick
  • The Flat ghost town
  • TX  Shackelford County 1882 Postal Map
    1882 map showing Shackelford County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Shackelford County 1907 Postal Map
    Shackelford County 1907 Postal Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Shackelford County 1920s map
    Shackelford County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Shackelford County 1940s Map
    Shackelford County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Shackelford County Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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