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SUTTON COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Sutton County History

    (from 1936 Texas Centennial Marker)

    SUTTON COUNTY

    Has traces of culture at least 20,000 years old, occupied by Apache Indians up to founding of Fort Terrett, 1852.
    Anglo-Texan settlement began 1879 at Sonora, a trading post on San Antonio-El Paso Road.
    Created April 1, 1887, from land then in Crockett County; organized November 4, 1890, with Sonora as the county seat.
    Named in honor of John S. Sutton (1821-1862), a member of Santa Fe Expedition, Texas Ranger and Indian fighter, soldier in Mexican War and colonel of Mounted Volunteers, who died of wounds received in Civil War Battle of Val Verde. 1936/1965


    Sutton County Courthouse
    Texas Sutton  County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Sutton 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 - Sonora
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  • Fort Terrett AKA Camp Terrett
  • Owenville ghost town
  • Sonora County Seat
  • Wentworth ghost town

  • TX Sutton County 1907 Postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Sutton County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Sutton County 1940s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map#10749 showing Sutton County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Sutton County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Sutton County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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