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WARD COUNTY, TEXAS

31 30' 36" N, 103 6' 0" W (31.51, -103.1)
Population: 10,658 (2010)
Total area: 836 square miles (2,170 km2)
836 square miles (2,170 km2) land
0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.03%) water

Ward County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  •  TX Ward County location
    Contiguous Counties:
    Winkler County (N) Ector County (NE) Crane County (E) Pecos County (S) Reeves County (W) Loving County (NW)

    Ward County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:
    (On I-20, about 4.5 miles E of Pyote.)

    WARD COUNTY

    Formed from Tom Green County;
    created February 26, 1887,
    organized March 29, 1892.
    Named in honor of Thomas William Ward, 1807-1872, at the storming of Bexar, December, 1835; Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1841-1848; United States consul at Panama, 1853-1856.
    Barstow, County Seat.

    Note: Monahans, became county seat in 1939

    Ward County Courthouse
    Ward County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Ward 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 - Monahans
    Area Hotel - Monahans Hotels | More Hotels
  • Barstow
  • Grandfalls
  • Monahans County seat
  • Pyote ghost town
  • Quito ghost town
  • Royalty ghost town
  • Wickett

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

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