Texas County Map

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The Texas county map will make it suddenly clear that everything is bigger in Texas, including the whopping 254 counties this massive state has. Texas has more counties than any other state in America, which isn’t that surprising once you consider the sheer size of the Lone Star State.

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These counties serve as tributes to Texas’ history with its fight for independence, and each county’s name has some sort of significance to the state and serves as a memorial. Along with a map of all the counties in Texas, we wanted to include a chart that lists all 254 counties, their county seat, the year they were established, the origin of their name, the population of the county, and the total area the county takes up.

You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas. – Davy Crockett

Map of the Texas Counties

All the Texas counties. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

As you can see in the map above, Texas has a very large amount of counties that range quite a bit in size. The smallest county is Rockwall, coming in at only 149 square miles, and the largest county in Texas is Brewster County, coming in at a whopping 6,192 square miles. The least populated county is Loving County with only 113 people and the most populated county in Harris County (where Houston is) with 4.5 million people. Our second most populated county is Dallas County (where Dallas is located) which has 2.5 million people, and the third most populated county is Tarrant County (where Fort worth is located) with 2 million people.

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In the chart below you will notice 23 counties with a bolded and italicized line saying “one of the original 23 counties of Texas”. While it might seem like no big deal, these counties actually have some historical significance in Texas’ history and its fight for independence. Before Texas was annexed by the United States, and before it was a Republic, Texas was under the Mexican and Spanish rule and was divided into 23 locally run municipalities.

After Texas successfully fought for independence and became the Republic of Texas those 23 municipalities became the first counties in Texas. Now, over time, those original counties were split apart and became separate counties, so what’s remaining is a small chunk of what used to be, but it is still a piece of history.

The Texas flag. Image source: Public Domain Pictures
List of All Texas Counties
CountyCounty SeatEstablishedEtymologyPopulationArea Size
AndersonPalestine1846Named after Kenneth Anderson, last VP of the Republic of Texas57,0001,000 square miles
AndrewsAndrews1876Named after Richard Andrews, first Texas soldier killed in the Texas Revolution17,0001,500 square miles
AngelinaLufkin1846Named after a Native American woman who helped missionaries, the name means “little angel”87,000802 square miles
AransasRockport1871Named after Aransas Bay, which was named after a Spanish Fort25,000252 square miles
ArcherArcher City1858Named after Branch Archer, a commissioner for the Republic of Texas8,700914 square miles
ArmstrongClaude1876Named after a group of pioneer families, though it is unknown who the families were1,800914 square miles
AtascosaJourdanton1856Named after the Spanish word meaning “boggy”48,0001,200 square miles
AustinBellville1836Named after Stephen F Austin, a founder of Texas. This is one of the original 23 counties of Texas29,700653 square miles
BaileyMuleshoe1876Named after Peter Bailey, a soldier who fought in the Alamo7,100827 square miles
BanderaBandera1856Named after Bandera Pass, which was named after the Spanish word meaning “flag”21,000792 square miles
BastropBastrop1836Named after Baron Felipe Enrique Neri de Bastrop, a Dutch settler who helped Stephen Austin obtain land. This is one of the original 23 counties of Texas82,000888 square miles
BaylorSeymour1858Named after Henry Baylor, a surgeon for the Texas Rangers during the Mexican American war3,600871 square miles
BeeBeeville1857Named after Barnard Bee, secretary of state for the Republic of Texas32,700880 square miles
BellBelton1850Named after Peter Bell, the 3rd governor of Texas340,0001,000 square miles
BexarSan Antonio1836Named after San Antonio de Bexar, the major presidio in Mexican Texas. This is one of the 23 original counties in Texas.1.9 million1,200 square miles
BlancoJohnson City1858Named after the Blanco River11,900711 square miles
BordenGail1876Named after Gail Borden, the inventor of condensed milk633899 square miles
BosqueMeridian1854Named after the Bosque River18,000989 square miles
BowieBoston1840Named after James Bowie, a knife fighter who died during the battle at the Alamo93,000888 square miles
BrazoriaAngleton1836Was a port on the Brazos River. This is one of the 23 original counties in Texas.354,0001,300 square miles
BrazosBryan1841Named after the Brazos River220,000586 square miles
BrewsterAlpine1887Named after Henry Brewster, the secretary of war for the Republic of Texas9,2006,100 square miles
BriscoeSilverton1876Named after Andrew Briscoe, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence1,400900 square miles
BrooksFalfurrias1911Named after James Brooks, a Texas Ranger7,200940 square miles
BrownBrownwood1856Named after Henry Brown, a commander in the Battle of Velasco38,000944 square miles
BurlesonCaldwell1846Named after Edward Burleson, a general in the Texas Revolution17,000666 square miles
BurnetBurnet1852Named after David Burnet, the first President of Texas46,000995 square miles
CaldwellLockhart1848Named after Mathew Caldwell, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence17,000546 square miles
CalhounPort Lavaca1846Named after John Calhoun, the 7th vice president of the United States21,000512 square miles
CallahanBaird1858Named after James Callahan, a soldier in the Texas Revolution13,800899 square miles
CameronBrownsville1848Named after Ewan Cameron, a soldier killed during the “Black bean episode”422,000906 square miles
CampPittsburg1874Named after John Camp, a state senator12,000190 square miles
CarsonPanhandle1876Named after Samuel Carson, the first secretary of state for the Republic of Texas6,000900 square miles
CassLinden1846Named after Lewis Cass, a supporter of the annexation of Texas30,000930 square miles
CastroDimmett1876Named after Henri Castro, a founder of a Texas colony7,600890 square miles
ChambersAnahuac1858Named after Thomas Chambers, a surveyor who resolved land disputes for Americans39,000590 square miles
CherokeeRusk1846Named after the Native American Cherokee tribe51,0001,000 square miles
ChildressChildress1876Named after George Childress, an author of the Texas Declaration of Independence7,000710 square miles
ClayHenrietta1857Named after Henry Clay, a Kentucky senator10,0001,000 square miles
CochranMorton1876Named after Robert Cochran, a defender of the Alamo2,000770 square miles
CokeRobert Lee1889Named after Richard coke, a governor of Texas3,200899 square miles
ColemanColeman1858Named after Robert Coleman, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence8,4001,200 square miles
CollinMcKinney1846Named after Collin McKinney, author of the Texas Dec. of Indep.939,000848 square miles
CollingsworthWellington1876Named after James Collingsworth, signer of the Texas Dec. of Indep.3,000919 square miles
ColoradoColumbus1836Named after the Colorado River. This is one of the original 23 counties of Texas.21,000963 square miles
ComalNew Braunfels1846Named after the Comal River134,000562 square miles
ComancheComanche1856Named after the Comanche Indian tribe13,000938 square miles
ConchoPaint Rock1858Named after the Concho River4,000992 square miles
CookeGainesville1848Named after William Cooke, a soldier in the Texas Revolution39,000874 square miles
CoryellGatesville1854Named after James Coryell, a Texas Ranger74,0001,000 square miles
CottlePaducah1876Named after George Cottle, a defender of the Alamo1,400900 square miles
CraneCrane1887Named after William Crane, president of Baylor University4,800780 square miles
CrockettOzona1875Named after David Crockett, the legend who died at the Battle of the Alamo3,6002,800 square miles
CrosbyCrosbyton1876Named after Stephen Crosby, a land commissioner3,600780 square miles
CulbersonVan Horn1911Named after David Culberson, a congressman2,1003,800 square miles
DallamDalhart1876Named after James Dallas, a lawyer and newspaper publisher7,0001500 square miles
DallasDallas1846Named after George Dallas, the 11th VP of Texas2.5 million880 square miles
DawsonLamesa1876Named after Nicolas Dawson, a soldier in the Texas Revolution13,000900 square miles
Deaf SmithHereford1876Named after Earl Smith, a scout during the Texas Revolution18,0001,400 square miles
DeltaCooper1870The county looks like a triangle, like the Greek letter Delta5,000277 square miles
DentonDenton1846Named after John Denton, a preacher, and lawyer806,000888 square miles
DeWittCuero1846Named after Green DeWitt, a colonist of early Texas20,000909 square miles
DickensDickens1876Named after JA Dickens, a fighter at the Alamo2,000909 square miles
DimmitCarrizo Springs1858Named after Philip Dimmitt a figure in the Texas Revolution10,7001300 square miles
DonleyClarendon1876Named after Stockton Donley, a lawyer and Texas Supreme Court justice3,400930 square miles
DuvalSan Diego1858Named after Burr DuVall, soldier in the Texas Revolution11,0001,700 square miles
EastlandEastland1858Named after William Eastland, a soldier18,000926 square miles
EctorOdessa1887Named after Matthew Ector, a general in the Civil War157,000900 square miles
EdwardsRocksprings1858Named after Haden Edwards1,9002,000 square miles
EllisWaxahachie1849Named after Richard Ellis, president of the convention that led to the Texas Dec. of Indep.168,000940 square miles
El PasoEl Paso1848This serves as a “north pass” between Texas and New Mexico837,0001,000 square miles
ErathStephenville1856Named after George Erath, a surveyor41,0001,000 square miles
FallsMarlin1850Named after the falls on the Brazos River17,000760 square miles
FanninBonham1837Named after Janes Fannin, a commander during Goliad Massacre34,000890 square miles
FayetteLa Grange1837Named after Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, a general in the American Revolutionary war25,000950 square miles
FisherRoby1876Named after Samuel Fisher, signer of the Texas Dec of Indep3,800900 square miles
FloydFloydada1876Named after Dolphin Floyd, defender of the Alamo5,900990 square miles
FoardCrowell1891Named after Robert Foard, an attorney1,100700 square miles
Fort BendRichmond1837Named after a blockhouse on the Brazos River741,000875 square miles
FranklinMount Vernon1875Named after Benjamin Franklin, a Texas state senator10,000286 square miles
FreestoneFairfield1850Named after a type of peach that is native to the area19,000885 square miles
FrioPearsall1858Named after the Frio River18,0001,100 square miles
GainesSeminole1876Named after James Gaines, a signer of the Texas Dec. of Indep.20,0001,500 square miles
GalvestonGalveston1838Named after Bernardo de Galvez, the Spanish governor of Louisiana territory329,000400 square miles
GarzaPost1876Named after José Antonio de la Garza, the mayor of San Antonio6,400896 square miles
GillespieFredricksberg1848Named after Robert Gillespie, a soldier in the Mexican American war26,0001,000 square miles
GlasscockGarden City1887Named after George Glasscock, a state representative1,300850 square miles
GoliadGoliad1836Its name is an anagram for Miguel Hidalgo, an inspirational figure in the Mexican War for Independence. One of the original 23 colonies of Texas7,500850 square miles
GonzalesGonzales1836Named after Rafael Gonzales. One of the original 23 counties of Texas.20,0001000 square miles
GrayPampa1876Named after Peter Gray, a lawyer and senator22,000920 square miles
GraysonSherman1846Named after Peter Grayson, attorney general for the Republic of Texas128,000930 square miles
GreggLongview1873Named after John Gregg, a general in the civil war123,000270 square miles
GrimesAnderson1846Named after Jesse Grimes, signer of the Texas Dec. of Indep.27,000790 square miles
GuadalupeSeguin1846Named after the Guadalupe River155,000711 square miles
HalePlainview1876Named after John Hale, a lieutenant in the Battle of San Jacinto34,0001,000 square miles
HallMemphis1876Named after Warren Hall, secretary of war for the Republic of Texas3,000900 square miles
HamiltonHamilton1856Named after James Hamilton, governor of South Carolina who gave the Republic of Texas money8,000836 square miles
HansfordSpearman1876Named after John Hansford, a Texas representative5,500920 square miles
HardemanQuanah1858Named after Bailey Hardeman, the first secretary of the treasury for the Republic of Texas3,900695 square miles
HardinKountze1858Named after the Hardin family, early settlers of Liberty county56,000890 square miles
HarrisHouston1836Named after Richard Harris, founder of Harrisburg (which is now known as Houston, Texas)4.5 million1,700 square miles
HarrisonMarshall1839Named after Jonas Harrison, a soldier66,000900 square miles
HartleyChanning1876Named after the Hartley brothers, reporters for the Texas Supreme Court5,7001,400 square miles
HaskellHaskell1858Named after Charles Haskell, a soldier killed in the Goliad massacre5,600900 square miles
HaysSan Marcos1848Named after John Hays, a Texas Ranger204,000670 square miles
HemphillCanadian1876Named after John Hemphill, chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court4,100910 square miles
HendersonAthens1846Named after James Henderson, governor of Texas79,000870 square miles
HidalgoEdinburg1852Named after Miguel Hidalgo, a priest who called for Mexico’s independence from Spain849,0001,500 square miles
HillHillsboro1853Named after George Hill, secretary of war and navy for Republic of Texas35,000960 square miles
HockleyLevelland1876Named after George Hockley, Chief of staff for the army during the Texas Revolution23,000900 square miles
HoodGranbury1866Named after John Hood, a commander during the Civil War56,000422 square miles
HopkinsSulphur Springs1846Named after David Hopkins, an early settler of Texas36,000785 square miles
HoustonCrockett1837Named after Sam Houston, general of the Texas Revolution and eventual president of the Republic of Texas22,0001,200 square miles
HowardBig Spring1876Named after Volney Howard, a representative from Texas36,000900 square miles
HudspethSierra Blanca1917Named after Claude Hudspeth, a congressman4,0004,500 square miles
HuntGreenville1846Named after Memucan Hunt, secretary of the navy for Republic of Texas92,000840 square miles
HutchinsonStinnett1876Named after Andrew Hutchinson, an early settler21,000880 square miles
IrionMertzon1889Named after Robert Irion, secretary of state for Republic of Texas1,5001,000 square miles
JackJacksboro1856Named after Jack brothers, fighters in the Texas Revolution8,700917 square miles
JacksonEdna1836Named after Andrew Jackson, president of the US14,000830 square miles
JasperJasper1836Named after William Jasper, a fighter in the American Revolutionary War35,000930 square miles
Jeff DavisFort Davis1887Named after Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States2,2002,200 square miles
JeffersonBeaumont1836Named after Thomas Jefferson, third US president254,000900 square miles
Jim HoggHebbronville1913Named after James Hogg, 20th governor of Texas5,0001,100 square miles
Jim WellsAlice1911Named after James Wells, judge and Democratic party boss41,000860 square miles
JohnsonCleburne1854Named after Middleton Johnson, a Texas Ranger163,000730 square miles
JonesAnson1854Named after Arson Jones, president of the Repub of Texas20,000930 square miles
KarnesKarnes City1854Named after Henry Karnes, soldier in the Texas Revolution15,000750 square miles
KaufmanKaufman1848Named after David Kaufman, Texas state senator118,000780 square miles
KendallBoerne1862Named after George Kendall, a journalist and war correspondent42,000660 square miles
KenedySarita1921Named after Mifflin Kenedy, rancher4001,400 square miles
KentJayton1876Named after Andrew Kent, a soldier who died at the Alamo760900 square miles
KerrKerrville1856Named after James Kerr, early Texan colonist51,0001,100 square miles
KimbleJunction1858Named after George Kimble, died at the Alamo4,4001,200 square miles
KingGuthrie1876Named after William King, a soldier who died at the Alamo290900 square miles
KinneyBrackettville1850Named after Henry Kinney, Texas state senator3,5001,300 square miles
KlebergKingsville1913Named after Robert Kleberg, a German settler31,000870 square miles
KnoxBenjamin1858Named after Henry Knox, first secretary of war for the US3,800850 square miles
LamarParis1840Named after Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, president of the Repub of Texas49,000900 square miles
LambLittlefield1876Named after George Lamb, died at the battle of San Jacinto13,0001,000 square miles
LampasasLampasas1856Named after the Lampasas River20,000700 square miles
La SalleCotulla1858Named after René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, the French explorer who accidentally traveled across south and central Texas7,6001,400 square miles
LavacaHallettsville1842Named after the Lavaca River7,600970 square miles
LeeGiddings1874Named after Robert E Lee, the general of the Confederate forces during the Civil War17,000630 square miles
LeonCenterville1846Unsure where it comes from since there is a dispute17,0001,000 square miles
LibertyLiberty1836One of the original 23 counties of Texas. Named for the recent success for liberty and independence81,0001,100 square miles
LimestoneGroesbeck1846Named after the limestone deposits found around the area23,000900 square miles
LipscombLipscomb1876Named after Abner Lipscomb, justice of the Texas Supreme Court3,400930 square miles
Live OakGeorge West1856Named after the Texas Live Oak Tree12,0001,000 square miles
LlanoLlano1856Named after the Llano River20,000930 square miles
LovingMentone1931Named after Oliver Loving, a famous cattle rancher113670 square miles
LubbockLubbock1876Named after Thomas Lubbock, a Texas Ranger303,000900 square miles
LynnTahoka1876Named after William Lynn, a soldier in the Texas Revolution from Massachusetts (died in the Alamo)5,700900 square miles
McCullochBrady1856Named after Benjamin McCulloch, fought in San Jacinto8,1001,000 square miles
McLennanWaco1850Named after Neil McLennan, Early Texan settler247,0001,000 square miles
McMullenTilden1858Named after John McCullen, an aempresario8001,100 square miles
MadisonMadisonville1853Named after James Madison, president of the US13,000470 square miles
MarionJefferson1860Named after Francis Marion, an American Revolutionary War general10,000380 square miles
MartinStanton1876Named after Martin Wylie, a Texas Revolution soldier5,700915 square miles
MasonMason1858Named after Fort Mason, unsure of its origins, however4,100930 square miles
MatagordaBay City1836One of the original 23 counties of Texas. Named after the canebreaks that grew along the coastline37,0001,100 square miles
MaverickEagle Pass1856Named after Samuel Maverick, signer of the Texas Dec. of Indep.57,0001,200 square miles
MedinaHondo1848Named after the Medina River49,0001,300 square miles
MenardMenard1858Named after Michael Menard, the founder of Galveston2,100900 square miles
MidlandMidland1885It is halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso162,000900 square miles
MilamCameron1836Named after Benjamin Milam, early colonist. One of the original 23 counties of Texas.24,0001,000 square miles
MillsGoldthwaite1887Named after John Mills, a supreme court judge4,900750 square miles
MitchellColorado City1876Named after Asa and Eli Mitchell, early settlers8,700910 square miles
MontagueMontague1857Named after Daniel Montague, a state senator19,000931 square miles
MontgomeryConroe1837Named after Montgomery, Alabama556,0001,000 square miles
MooreDumas1876Named after Edwin Moore, Commodore of the Texas Navy22,000900 square miles
MorrisDaingerfield1875Named after William Morris, a state legislator12,500900 square miles
MotleyMatador1876Named after Junius Mottley, signer of the Texas Dec. of Indep1,100990 square miles
NacogdochesNacogdoches1836One of the original 23 counties. Named after the Native American tribe.65,000950 square miles
NavarroCorsicana1846Named after Jose Navarro, a leader in the Texas Revolution48,0001,000 square miles
NewtonNewton1846Named after John Newton, a soldier in the American Revolutionary War14,000930 square miles
NolanSweetwater1876Named after Philip Nolan, killed by Spanish troops while he was on a mission in Texas15,000900 square miles
NuecesCorpus Cristi1846Named after the Nueces River361,000836 square miles
OchiltreePerryton1876Named after William Ochiltree, secretary of the treasury for the Republic of Texas10,300920 square miles
OldhamVega1876Named after Williamson Oldham, a senator for Texas2,0001,500 square miles
OrangeOrange1852Named after an orange grove planted by early settlers84,000350 square miles
Palo PintoPalo Pinto1856Named after the Palo Pinto Creek28,000950 square miles
PanolaCarthage1846Named after the Native American word for “cotton”23,000800 square miles
ParkerWeatherford1855Named after Isaac Parker, a legislator of Texas129,000900 square miles
ParmerFarwell1876Named after Martin Parmer, a Republic of Texas legislator9,700880 square miles
PecosFort Stockton1871Named after the Pecos River15,0004,700 square miles
PolkLivingston1846Named after James K Polk, president of the US48,0001,000 square miles
PotterAmarillo1876Named after Robert Potter, secretary of the navy for the Repub of Texas120,000900 square miles
PresidioMarfa1850Named after Presidio del Norte, a settlement on the Rio Grande6,9003,800 square miles
RainsEmory1870Named after Emory Rains, state senator11,300230 square miles
RandallCanyon1876Named after Horace Randal, a brigadier general in the Civil War132,000914 square miles
ReaganBig Lake1903Named after John Reagan, congressman and governor of Texas3,6001,100 square miles
RealLeakey1913Named after Julius Real, a state senator3,300700 square miles
Red RiverClarksville1836Named after the Red River12,2001,000 square miles
ReevesPecos1883Named after George Reeves, a state representative14,9002,600 square miles
RefugioRefugio1836One of the original 23 counties of Texas. Named after  the Spanish mission Nuestra Señora del Refugio, which means “Our lady of refuge”7,300770 square miles
RobertsMiami1876Named after John Roberts, a signer of the Texas Dec. of Indep920920 square miles
RobertsonFranklin1837Named after Sterling Robertson, an empresario16,700855 square miles
RockwallRockwall1873Named after a stone wall that early settlers found93,000150 square miles
RunnelsBallinger1858Named after Hiram Runnels, governor of Mississippi10,4001,000 square miles
RuskHenderson1843Named after Thomas Rusk, a general in the Texas Revolution52,000924 square miles
SabineHemphill1836One of the original 23 counties of Texas. Named after the Sabine river10,000490 square miles
San AugustineSan Augustine1836One of the original 23 counties of Texas. Named after Augustine of Hippo.8,300530 square miles
San JacintoColdspring1870Named after the battle of San Jacinto27,000570 square miles
San PatricioSinton1836Named after Saint Patrick67,000692 square miles
San SabaSan Saba1856Named after the San Saba River5,9001,100 square miles
SchleicherEldorado1887Named after Gustav Schleicher, an engineer and US congressman3,0001,300 square miles
ScurrySnyder1876Named after William Scurry, a legislator and general in the civil war17,300900 square miles
ShackelfordAlbany1858Named after Jack Sheffield, A soldier in the Texas Revolution3,300914 square miles
ShelbyCenter1836Named after Jack Shelby, a soldier in the Revolution War and governor of Kentucky. One of the original 23 counties of Texas.25,500795 square miles
ShermanStratford1876Named after Sidney Sherman, a soldier in the Texas Revolution3,000923 square miles
SmithTyler1846Named after James Smith, a general from the Texas Revolution225,000930 square miles
SomervellGlen Rose1875Named after Alexander Somervell, a soldier and leader of the Somervell Expedition8,700187 square miles
StarrRio Grande City1848Named after James Starr, treasurer for the Republic of Texas64,0001,200 square miles
StephensBreckenridge1858Named after Alexander Stephens, the VP for the Confederate States of America9,900895 square miles
SterlingSterling City1891Named after WS Sterling, a rancher, buffalo hunter, a Native American fighter1,300923 square miles
StonewallAspermont1876Named after Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, famous Confederate general1,400919 square miles
SuttonSonora1887Named after John Sutton, a Texas Ranger3,8001,400 square miles
SwisherTulia1876Named after James Swisher, a soldier in the Texas Revolution7,400900 square miles
TarrantFort worth1849Named after Edward Tarrant, a US Army general who drove Native Americans out of the Fort Worth area2 million860 square miles
TaylorAbilene1858Named after the Taylor brothers who died at the Alamo136,000916 square miles
TerrellSanderson1905Named after Alexander Terrell, an attorney and judge and cavalry officer8122,300 square miles
TerryBrownfield1876Named after Frank Terry, a colonel and commander of Terry’s Texas Rangers12,800890 square miles
ThrockmortonThrockmorton1858Named after William Throckmorton, an early settler1,500912 square miles
TitusMount Pleasant1846Named after Andrew Titus, a state representative32,000411 square miles
Tom GreenSan Angelo1874Named after Thomas Green, a Confederate brigadier general118,0001,500 square miles
TravisAustin1840Named after William Travis, commander of Texan forces at the Alamo1.1 million989 square miles
TrinityGroveton1850Named after the Trinity River14,000693 square miles
TylerWoodville1846Named after John Tyler, the 13th president of the US21,000923 square miles
UpshurGilmer1846Named after Abel Upshur, the 15th secretary of state for the US40,900588 square miles
UptonRankin1887Named after the Upton brothers who fought in the Civil War3,6001,22 square miles
UvaldeUvalde1850Named after the battlefield Cañón de Ugalde, where the Spanish defeated Apache Indians27,0001,500 square miles
Val VerdeDel Rio1885Named after the battle of Val Verde48,0003,100 square miles
Van ZandtCanton1848Named after Isaac Van Zandt, a state representative54,000850 square miles
VictoriaVictoria1836One of the original 23 counties of Texas. Named after Guadalupe Victoria, the Mexican president.92,000883 square miles
WalkerHuntsville1846Named after Samuel Walker, a Texas Ranger and soldier71,000788 square miles
WallerHempstead1873Named after Edwin Waller, signer of the Texas Dec. of Indep50,000514 square miles
WardMonahans1887Named after Thomas Ward, commissioner for the Land office of Texas and mayor of Austin11,600836 square miles
WashingtonBrenham1836One of the 23 original Texas counties. Named after the first American president, George Washington.35,000609 square miles
WebbLaredo1848Named after JamesWebb, attorney general of the Repub of Texas271,0003,300 square miles
WhartonWharton1846Named after the Wharton brothers, officers in the Texas revolution41,0001,000 square miles
WheelerWheeler1876Named after Royal Wheeler, the second chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court5,500914 square miles
WichitaWichita Falls1858Named after the Wichita Native American tribe131,000628 square miles
WilbargerVernon1858Named after the Wilbarger brothers who were scalped but survived for 11 years after being scalped12,800971 square miles
WillacyRaymondville1911Named after John Willacy, a state senator who established the county21,000597 square miles
WilliamsonGeorgetown1848Named after Robert Williamson, leader of San Jacinto528,0001,100 square miles
WilsonFloresville1860Named after James Wilson, a state senator48,000807 square miles
WinklerKermit1887Named after Clinton Winkler, a state representative and Confederate colonel7,800841 square miles
WiseDecatur1856Named after Henry Wise, a congressman and governor of Virginia who supported the annexation of Texas64,400905 square miles
WoodQuitman1850Named after George Wood, the second governor of Texas44,000650 square miles
YoakumPlains1876Named after Henderson Yoakum, a soldier and historian8,400800 square miles
YoungGraham1856Named after William Young, an early settler and sheriff, as well as a US Marshall18,000922 square miles
ZapataZapata1858Named after Antonio Zapata, a rancher and colonel of Republic of the Rio Grande14,000997 square miles
ZavalaCrystal City1846Named after Lorenzo de Zavala, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence12,0001,200 square miles

We hope you’ve liked this overview of Texas counties and maps, do you live in one of the counties? What is your favorite Texas county?

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