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THROCKMORTON, TEXAS

Throckmorton County Seat, Panhandle / North Central Texas

US 380 & US 183/283
35 miles N of Albany
71 miles NE of Abilene
33 miles E of Haskell
37 miles W of Graham
72 miles SW of Wichita Falls
123 miles NW of Fort Worth
Population: 819 (2010) 905 (2000) 1,036 (1990)

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Throckmorton Bridge, Texas
Throckmorton Bridge.
Photo courtesy TXDoT

History in Pecan Shell

The county was organized in 1879, with Willliamsburg, 6 miles north of Throckmorton, as the county seat. Throckmorton became the county seat in 1890

As late as 1890 the town only had 124 residents and although it doubled in population from 1910 to 1920, it wasn’t until the mid 1930s when it reached 1,135. The 1950 Census reported 1,319 residents which declined to 1,105 for 1970.

Throckmorton remains the center of all county activities and commerce.
Throckmorton County Courthouse, Throckmorton, Texas old photo
1939 Photo courtesy TXDoT
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Former Throckmorton County jail, Throckmorton, Texas
Old Throckmorton County Jail.
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2004
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Throckmorton Tx Baptist Church
Throckmorton Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Throckmorton Tx Presbyterian Church
Throckmorton Presbyterian Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Throckmorton Tx - Methodist Church
Throckmorton Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Throckmorton Tx Cemetery
Throckmorton Cemetery.
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Throckmorton Tx Mill
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Throckmorton County  Texas Centennial Marker
Throckmorton County Texas Centennial Marker
on US 283 & Hwy 79

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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