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Hudspeth County

Hudspeth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population was 3,344. Its county seat is Sierra Blanca. The county is named for Claude Benton Hudspeth, a state senator from El Paso.

A new county was officially organized from eastern El Paso County in February 1917. It was first to have been called Darlington County, then Turney County, before it was finally named for state senator Claude Benton Hudspeth of El Paso. Sierra Blanca was made the county seat, and the county courthouse is the only one in Texas made entirely of adobe. In 1920 the new county had only 962 inhabitants, but ten years later the population had climbed to 3,728, due primarily to increased farming. During the 1920s the number of farms in Hudspeth County increased from thirty-five to 194; whereas in 1920 the county had only 160 improved acres, by 1930 some 15,700 acres of cropland was harvested. This was, however, the last population boom in Hudspeth County, as the population fell. Although Sierra Blanca, with 700 residents in 1990, is the county seat and most populous town, Dell City, with a population of 569, has assumed almost equal importance in local affairs. The county's only weekly newspaper is published in Dell City, and the annual Hudspeth County Fair is held there every September.


*Allamoore * Dell City  *  Fort Hancock  * McNary  *  Salt Flat  * Sierra Blanca*  

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Website Updates:
May 2016: Cemeteries: Sierra Blanca Cemetery: ABSHER, AGUILAR, AKINS
Feb 2016: Military: World War I Casualties Honor Roll, World War I Draft Registration Cards: ALMANZA, ALMENTAR, ALVAREZ, ARAGON, APADACA, AGILERA, AGUILAR
Nov 2015: World War I Draft Registration Cards: ABLE, ABREGO, AFFLERBACH, AIKEN, ALLEN, ALLEY, ALMANZA
Aug 2015: 1908 - 1913 Births
May 2015: News: Newspapers of Hudspeth County
Feb 2015: Birth News: JONES, WHITEHEAD; School News: BALLEW; PRESTON; 1926 school report; Marriage News: TURNER, HANTON, DEA ROSA, VALLER, WILLIAMS, HANEY, DUKE, LITTLEJOHN, WEBB, CRAMER; Death News: MANLEY; Weather News: Sick List News: HARE, GARDENER; Gossip News:  Fort Hancock items; Community News: RAMSEY

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