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THROCKMORTON COUNTY, TEXAS

33 10' 48" N, 99 12' 36" W (33.18, -99.21)

Throckmorton County Topics

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  • Throckmorton County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Baylor County (N) Young County (E) Stephens County (SE) Shackelford County (S) Haskell County (W) Archer County (NE) Knox County (NW)

    Throckmorton County History

    (from 1936 Texas Centennial Marker)

    THROCKMORTON COUNTY
    Formed from Fannin and Bosque counties.
    Created January 13, 1858.
    Organized March 18, 1879.
    Named in Honor of Dr. William Edward Throckmorton, 1795-1843, a revolutionary soldier. Father of James Webb Throckmorton, who became Governor of Texas in 1866.
    County seat, Throckmorton


    Throckmorton County Courthouse
    Texas Throckmorton County Courthouse
    Throckmorton County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Throckmorton 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 - Throckmorton
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  • Throckmorton County Vintage Maps
    TX Throckmorton County 1882 Postal Map
    From 1882 Texas state map #2134 showing Throckmorton County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Throckmorton County 1907 Postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Throckmorton County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Throckmorton County 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Throckmorton County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Throckmorton County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Throckmorton County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Throckmorton County Centennial Marker
    TX - Throckmorton County Centennial Marker
    Throckmorton County Centennial Marker
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
    Throckmorton County  Texas Centennial Marker
    Throckmorton County Texas Centennial Marker on US 283 & Hwy 79
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

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