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PALO PINTO, TEXAS

Palo Pinto County Seat, Panhandle / North Central Texas

Highway 180 and FM 4
12 Miles SW of Mineral Wells
37 miles E of Breckenridge
Population: 339 (2010) 350 (2000)

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Palo Pinto County Courthouse front, Palo Pinto, Texas
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, May, 2005
Palo Pinto County courthouse

History in a Pecan Shell:

A Timeline of Notable Events:
1856: The county was formed by the state legislature.
1857: Palo Pinto County was organized and site of present-day Palo Pinto is designated Golconda. The first courthouse is built.
1858: Jail built and post office is granted school opens.
1860: The post office is renamed Palo Pinto
1870s: The Palo Pinto Star published Fort Griffin-Weatherford stage line makes it a stop
1880: Although Palo Pinto was the only community in the county and the county seat it was bypassed by the T & P railroad.
1881: sandstone courthouse is built replacing the original wooden one
1891: population reaches 400
1895: Ferry across the river is replaced by bridge
1939-1940: Present courthouse is constructed
1947: The population reaches 500.

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Palo Pinto Texas scenes

Photo courtesy Mike Lewis

Palo Pinto County Courthouse

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Palo Pinto County Texas 1907 Postal map
Palo Pinto County 1907 Postal map
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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