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VAL VERDE COUNTY, TEXAS

29° 53' 24" N, 101° 9' 0" W (29.89, -101.15)
Population: 48,881 est. (2016) 48,879 (2010)
Total area: 3,233 square miles (8,370 km2)
3,145 square miles (8,150 km2) land
88 square miles (230 km2) water

Val Verde County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Val Verde County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Crockett County (N) Sutton County (NE) Edwards County (E) Kinney County (E) Terrell County (W) Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico (S) Jiménez, Coahuila, Mexico (S)

    Val Verde County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker in Del Rio, US 90 W:

    VAL VERDE COUNTY
    Formed from Crockett, Kinney and Pecos counties.
    Created March 24, 1885.
    Organized March 31, 1885.
    Named in honor of the battle fought at Val Verde, near Fort Craig, New Mexico, February 19, 1862.
    Del Rio, the county seat.

    Val Verde County Courthouse
    Texas Val Verde County Courthouse
    Val Verde County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy
    Terry Jeanson

    Val Verde 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 - Del Rio
    Area Hotels - Del Rio Hotels
  • Comstock
  • Del Rio County Seat
  • Devil’s River ghost town
  • Juno ghost town
  • Langtry ghost town
  • Loma Alta
  • Osman
  • Pandale ghost town
  • Pumpville ghost town
  • Shumla ghost town
  • Vinegarroon ghost town

  • Val Verde County Vintage Maps
    Val Verde County TX 1907 Postal Map
    Val Verde County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Val Verde County TX 1920 Map
    Val Verde County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Val Verde County TX 1940s Map
    Val Verde County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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