Texas County Reference Data


The following table includes reference information for each of the 254 counties in Texas. The data includes the year the county was formed, its parent county or counties, its county seat, and the land area it covers.

County Year
Formed
Parent County(s) County Seat Area
(sq. mi.)
Anderson 1846 Houston Palestine 1,077
Andrews 1875 Bexar Andrews 1,501
Angelina 1846 Nacogdoches Lufkin 807
Aransas 1871 Refugio Rockport 280
Archer 1858 Fannin Archer City 907
Armstrong 1876 Bexar Clause 910
Atascosa 1856 Bexar Jourdanton 1,218
Austin 1837 Old Mexican Municipality Bellville 656
Bailey 1876 Bexar Muleshoe 827
Bandera 1856 Uvalde, Bexar Bandera 793
Bastrop 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Bastrop 895
Baylor 1858 Fannin Seymour 862
Bee 1857 Goliad, Refugio, Live Oak, San Patricio Beeville 880
Bell 1850 Milam Belton 1,055
Bexar 1836 Old Mexican Municipality San Antonio 1,248
Blanco 1858 Gillespie, Comal, Burnet, Hays Johnson City 714
Borden 1876 Bexar Gail 900
Bosque 1854 McLennan, Milam Meridian 989
Bowie 1840 Red River New Boston 891
Brazoria 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Angleton 1,407
Brazos 1841 Washington, Robertson Bryan 588
Brewster 1887 Presidio Alpine 6,169
Briscoe 1876 Bexar Silverton 887
Brooks 1911 Starr, Zapata, Hidalgo Falfurrias 942
Brown 1856 Travis, Comanche Brownwood 936
Burleson 1846 Milam, Washington Caldwell 668
Burnet 1852 Travis, Bell, Williamson Burnet 994
Caldwell 1848 Gonzales Lockhart 546
Calhoun 1846 Victoria, Matagorda, Jackson Port Lavaca 540
Callahan 1858 Bexar, Travis, Bosque Baird 899
Cameron 1848 Nueces Brownsville 905
Camp 1874 Upshur Pittsburg 203
Carson 1876 Bexar Panhandle 924
Cass 1846 Bowie Linden 937
Castro 1876 Bexar Dimmitt 899
Chambers 1858 Jefferson, Liberty Anahuac 616
Cherokee 1846 Nacogdoches Rusk 1,052
Childress 1876 Bexar, Youngland District Childress 707
Clay 1857 Cooke Henrietta 1,085
Cochran 1876 Bexar Morton 775
Coke 1889 Tom Green Robert Lee 908
Coleman 1858 Travis, Brown Coleman 1,277
Collin 1846 Fannin McKinney 851
Collingsworth 1876 Bexar, Youngland District Wellington 909
Colorado 1837 Old Mexican Municipality Columbus 964
Comal 1846 Bexar, Gonzales, Travis New Braunfels 555
Comanche 1856 Bosque, Coryell Comanche 930
Concho 1858 Bexar Paint Rock 992
Cooke 1848 Fannin Gainesville 893
Coryell 1854 Bell Gatesville 1,057
Cottle 1876 Fannin Puducah 2,800
Crane 1887 Tom Green Crane 782
Crockett 1875 Bexar Ozona 2,806
Crosby 1876 Bexar Crosbyton 898
Culberson 1911 El Paso Van Horn 3,815
Dallam 1876 Bexar Dalhart 1,505
Dallas 1846 Nacogdoches, Robertson Dallas 880
Dawson 1876 Bexar Lamesa 903
Deaf Smith 1876 Bexar Hereford 1,497
Delta 1870 Hopkins, Lamar Cooper 278
Denton 1846 Fannin Denton 911
De Witt 1846 Goliad, Gonzales, Victoria Cuero 910
Dickens 1876 Bexar Dickens 907
Dimmit 1858 Uvalde, Bexar, Maverick, Webb Carrizo Springs 1,307
Donley 1881 Jack Clarendon 929
Duval 1858 Live Oak, Starr, Nueces San Diego 1,795
Eastland 1858 Bosque, Coryell, Travis Eastland 924
Ector 1887 Tom Green Odessa 903
Edwards 1858 Bexar Rocksprings 2,120
Ellis 1850 Navarro Waxahachie 939
El Paso 1849 Bexar El Paso 1,014
Erath 1856 Bosque, Coryell Stephenville 1,080
Falls 1850 Limestone, Milam Marlin 770
Fannin 1837 Red River Bonham 895
Fayette 1837 Bastrop, Colorado La Grange 950
Fisher 1876 Bexar Roby 897
Floyd 1876 Bexar Floydada 992
Foard 1891 Hardeman, Knox, King, Cottle Crowell 703
Fort Bend 1837 Austin Richmond 876
Franklin 1875 Titus Mount Vernon 294
Freestone 1850 Limestone Fairfield 888
Frio 1858 Atascosa, Bexar, Uvalde Pearsall 1,133
Gaines 1876 Bexar Seminole 1,504
Galveston 1838 Brazoria Galveston 399
Garza 1876 Bexar Post 895
Gillespie 1848 Bexar Fredericksburg 1,061
Glasscock 1887 Tom Green Garden City 900
Goliad 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Goliad 859
Gonzales 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Gonzales 1,068
Gray 1876 Bexar Pampa 921
Grayson 1846 Fannin Sherman 934
Gregg 1873 Rusk, Upshur Longview 273
Grimes 1846 Montgomery Anderson 799
Guadalupe 1846 Bexar, Gonzales Seguin 713
Hale 1876 Bexar Plainview 1,005
Hall 1876 Bexar, Young Memphis 876
Hamilton 1842 Bosque, Comanche, Lampasas, Coryell Hamilton 836
Hansford 1876 Bexar, Young Spearman 921
Hardeman 1858 Fannin Quanah 688
Hardin 1858 Jefferson, Liberty Kountze 898
Harris 1836 Harrisburg Municipality Houston 1,734
Harrison 1839 Shelby Marshall 908
Hartley 1876 Bexar, Young Channing 1,462
Haskell 1858 Fannin, Milam Haskell 901
Hays 1848 Travis San Marcos 678
Hemphill 1876 Bexar, Young Canadian 903
Henderson 1846 Houston, Nacogdoches Athens 888
Hidalgo 1852 Cameron Edinburg 1,569
Hill 1853 Navarro Hillsboro 968
Hockley 1876 Bexar, Young Levelland 908
Hood 1865 Johnson Granbury 425
Hopkins 1846 Lamar, Nacogdoches Sulphur Springs 789
Houston 1837 Nacogdoches Crockett 1,234
Howard 1876 Bexar, Young Big Spring 901
Hudspeth 1917 El Paso Sierra Blanca 4,566
Hunt 1846 Fannin, Nacogdoches Greenville 840
Hutchinson 1876 Bexar Stinnett 871
Irion 1881 Tom Green Mertzon 1,052
Jack 1856 Cooke Jacksboro 920
Jackson 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Edna 844
Jasper 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Jasper 921
Jeff Davis 1887 Presidio Fort Davis 2,258
Jefferson 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Veaumont 937
Jim Hogg 1913 Brooks, Duval Hebbronville 1,136
Jim Wells 1911 Nueces Alice 867
Johnson 1854 Ellis, Hill, Navarro Cleburne 731
Jones 1858 Bexar, Bosque Anson 931
Karnes 1854 Bexar Karnes City 753
Kaufman 1848 Henderson Kaugman 788
Kendall 1862 Derr, Blanco Boerne 663
Kenedy 1921 Willacy, Hidalgo, Cameron Sarita 1,389
Kent 1876 Bexar, Young Jayton 878
Kerr 1856 Bexar Kerrville 1,107
Kimble 1858 Bexar Junction 1,250
King 1876 Bexar Guthrie 914
Kinney 1850 Bexar Brackettville 1,359
Kleberg 1917 Nueces Kingsville 853
Knox 1858 Young, Bexar Benjamin 845
Lamar 1840 Red River Paris 919
Lamb 1876 Bexar Littlefield 1,013
Lampasas 1856 Bell, Travis Lampasas 714
La Salle 1858 Bexar, Webb Cotulla 1,517
Lavaca 1846 Colorado, Victoria, Jackson, Gonzales Halletsville 971
Lee 1874 Bastrop, Burleson, Washington, Fayette Giddings 631
Leon 1846 Robertson Centerville 1,078
Liberty 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Liberty 1,174
Limestone 1846 Robertson Groesbeck 931
Lipscomb 1876 Bexar Lipscomb 933
Live Oak 1856 Nueces, San Patricio George West 1,057
Llano 1856 Bexar Llano 939
Loving 1887 Tom Green Mantone 671
Lubbock 1876 Bexar, Crosby Lubbock 900
Lynn 1876 Bexar Tahoka 888
McCulloch 1856 Bexar Brady 1,071
McLennan 1856 Milam Waco 1,031
McMullen 1858 Bexar, Live Oak, Atascosa Tilden 1,163
Madison 1854 Leon, Grimes, Walker Madisonville 473
Marion 1860 Cass Jefferson 385
Martin 1876 Bexar Stanton 914
Mason 1858 Gillespie Mason 934
Matagorda 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Bay City 1,127
Maverick 1856 Kenedy Eagle Pass 1,287
Medina 1848 Bexar Hondo 1,331
Menard 1858 Bexar Menard 902
Midland 1885 Tom Green Midland 902
Milam 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Cameron 1,019
Mills 1887 Comanche, Brown, Hamilton, Lampasas Goldthwaite 748
Mitchell 1878 Bexar Colroado City 912
Montague 1857 Cooke Montague 928
Montgomery 1837 Washington Conroe 1,047
Moore 1876 Bexar Dumas 905
Morris 1875 Titus Daingerfield 256
Motley 1876 Bexar Matador 959
Nacogdoches 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Nacogdocges 939
Navarro 1846 Robertson Corsicana 1,068
Newton 1846 Jasper Newton 935
Nolan 1881 Young, Bexar Sweetwater 915
Nueces 1846 San Patricio Corpus Christi 847
Ochiltree 1876 Bexar Perryton 919
Oldham 1876 Bexar Vega 1,485
Orange 1852 Jefferson Orange 362
Palo Pinto 1856 Navarro, Bosque Palo Pinto 949
Panola 1846 Harrison, Shelby Carthage 812
Parker 1855 Bosque, Navarro Weatherford 902
Parmer 1876 Bexar Farwell 885
Pecos 1871 Presidio Fort Stockton 4,776
Polk 1846 Liberty Livingston 1,061
Potter 1876 Bexar Amarillo 902
Presidio 1852 Bexar Marfa 3,857
Rains 1870 Hopkins, Hunt, Wood Emory 243
Randall 1876 Bexar Canyon 917
Reagan 1903 Tom Green Big Lake 1,173
Real 1913 Bandera, Kerr, Edwards Leakey 697
Red River 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Clarksville 1,054
Reeves 1883 Pecos Pecos 2,626
Refugio 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Refugio 771
Roberts 1876 Bexar Miami 915
Robertson 1837 Milam Franklin 864
Rockwall 1873 Kaufman Rockwall 128
Runnels 1858 Bexar, Travis Ballinger 1,056
Rusk 1843 Nacogdoches Henderson 932
Sabine 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Hemphill 486
San Augustine 1836 Old Mexican Municipality San Augustine 524
San Jacinto 1870 Liverty, Polk, Montgomery, Walker Coldspring 572
San Patricio 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Sinton 693
San Saba 1856 Bexar San Saba 1,136
Schleicher 1887 Crockett Eldorado 1,309
Scurry 1876 Bexar Snyder 900
Shackelford 1858 Bosque Albany 915
Shelby 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Center 791
Sherman 1876 Bexar Stratford 923
Smith 1846 Nacogdoches Tyler 932
Somervell 1875 Hood, Johnson Glen Rose 188
Starr 1848 Nueces Rio Grande City 1,226
Stephens 1858 Bosque Breckenridge 894
Sterling 1841 Tom Green Sterling City 923
Stonewall 1876 Bexar Aspermont 925
Sutton 1840 Crockett Sonora 1,455
Swisher 1876 Bexar, Young Tulia 902
Tarrant 1849 Navarro Fort Worth 868
Taylor 1858 Bexar, Travis Abilene 917
Terrell 1905 Pecos Sanderson 2,357
Terry 1876 Bexar Brownfield 886
Throckmorton 1858 Fannin Throckmorton 912
Titus 1846 Red River, Bowie Mount Pleasant 412
Tom Green 1874 Bexar San Angelo 1,515
Travis 1840 Bastrop Austin 989
Trinity 1850 Houston Groveton 692
Tyler 1846 Liberty Woodville 922
Upshur 1846 Harrison, Nacogdoches Gilmer 587
Upton 1867 Tom Green Rankin 1,243
Uvalde 1850 Bexar Uvalde 1,564
Val Verde 1885 Crockett, Kinney, Pecos Del Rio 3,150
Van Zandt 1848 Henderson Canton 855
Victoria 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Victoria 887
Walker 1846 Montgomery Huntsville 786
Waller 1873 Austin, Grimes Hempstead 514
Ward 1887 Tom Green Monahans 836
Washington 1836 Texas Municipality Brenham 610
Webb 1848 Bexar Laredo 3,363
Wharton 1846 Matagorda, Jackson Wharton 1,086
Wheeler 1876 Bexar, Young Wheeler 905
Wichita 1858 Youngland District Wichita Falls 606
Wilbarger 1858 Bexar Vernon 947
Willacy 1911 Hidalgo, Cameron Raymondville 589
Williamson 1848 Milam Georgetown 1,137
Wilson 1860 Bexar, Karnes Floresville 807
Winkler 1887 Tom Green Kermit 840
Wise 1856 Cooke Decatur 902
Wood 1850 Van Zandt Quitman 689
Yoakum 1876 Bexar Plains 800
Young 1856 Bosque, Fannin Graham 919
Zapata 1858 Starr, Webb Zapata 999
Zavala 1858 Uvalde, Maverick Crystal City 1,298



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