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WICHITA COUNTY, TEXAS

33 59' 24" N, 98 42' 36" W (33.99, -98.71)
Population: 131,500 (2010)
Total area: 633 square miles (1,640 km2)
628 square miles (1,630 km2) land
5.3 square miles (14 km2) water

Wichita County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Wichita County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Tillman County, Oklahoma (N) Cotton County, Oklahoma (NE) Clay County (E)

    Wichita County History

    1936 Centennial Marker:

    WICHITA COUNTY
    Formed from Young Land District;
    created February 1, 1858;
    organized June 21, 1882;
    named for the Wichita Indians who formerly resided here;
    county seat, Wichita Falls

    Wichita County Courthouse
    Texas Wise County Courthouse
    Wichita County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Wichita 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 - Wichita Falls
    Book Hotel Here - Wichita Falls Hotels
  • Bismark
  • Bridgetown ghost town
  • Burkburnett
  • Cashion
  • Clara ghost town
  • Electra
  • Friberg - Cooper
  • Iowa Park
  • Kamay
  • Sunshine Hill ghost town
  • Thrift ghost town
  • Wichita Falls County seat

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

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