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WILBARGER COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Wilbarger County History

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    Early Wilbarger County
    Organized 1858 and named in honor of Mathias and Josiah P. Wilbarger, early Texas settlers.

    Josiah, a surveyor, had become famous as the man who lived 12 years after being scalped by Comanches, 1833, near Austin. He had saved his life by putting a wool sock on his head; he was rescued next day by neighbors.

    An adobe house built 1878 by Jonathan and C. F. Doan, the first Wilbarger County settlers, marks the Red River crossing of the famous Western Cattle Trail.

    Vernon (formerly Eagle Flat) became county seat in 1881. The first railroad reached town, 1886.
    Wilbarger County Courthouse
    Wilbarger County Courthouse TX
    Wilbarger County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Wilbarger County Town List

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  • TX Wilbarger County 1907 Postal Map
    Wilbarger County 1907 Postal Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Wilbarger County 1920s Map
    Wilbarger County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX WilbargerCounty 1940s Map
    Wilbarger County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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