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WEBB COUNTY, TEXAS

27° 46' 12" N, 99° 19' 48" W 27.77, -99.33
Population: 271,193 est. (2016) 250,304 (2010)
Total area: 3,376 square miles (8,740 km2)
3,361 square miles (8,700 km2) land
14 square miles (36 km2) water

Webb County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Webb County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Dimmit County (N) La Salle County (N) Duval County (Eeast) Jim Hogg County (SE) Zapata County (S) Maverick County (NW) McMullen County, Texas (NE) Guerrero, Coahuila, Mexico (W) Hidalgo, Coahuila, Mexico (W) Anáhuac, Nuevo León, Mexico (W) Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico (SW) Guerrero, Tamaulipas, Mexico (SW)

    Webb County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    WEBB COUNTY
    Formed from Nueces county;
    created January 28, 1848,
    organized March 16, 1848.
    Named in honor of James Webb, 1792 - 1856, attorney general and secretary of state of the Republic of Texas 1838-1841.
    Laredo, the county seat founded in 1755 by Tomas Sanchez.

    Webb County Courthouse
    Texas - Webb County Courthouse
    Webb County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Webb 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 - Laredo
    Book Hotel Here - Laredo Hotels
  • Aguilares ghost town
  • Bruni
  • Cactus
  • Dolores ghost town
  • Laredo County seat
  • Mirando City
  • Oilton

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

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