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Castro County
The area now known as Castro County was once occupied by Apaches, who were forced out of the region by Comanches around 1720. The Comanches ruled the Panhandle-Plains area until they were defeated by the United States Army in the Red River War of 1874. The Indians were confined to reservations in Indian Territory during 1875 and 1876. Buffalo hunters arrived in the region in 1876 and by the early 1880s had eliminated the last remnants of the formerly huge herds. The Texas legislature established Castro County in 1876.

Castro County is named for Henri Castro, who was consul general to France for the Republic of Texas and founder of a colony in Texas.  Its county seat is Dimmitt
Between 1890 and 1900 Castro County slowly developed but remained a sparsely populated stock-farming and ranching region. Some settlers arrived in the nineties to claim land for agricultural or commercial uses.

On March 4, 1890, the Bedford Town and Land Development Company was formed in Grayson County with H. G. Bedford as president. On May 27, the company, eager to establish a county seat for Castro County, bought a section of land near the center of the county, dug a well, built a water tower, and platted a town. The new town was called Dimmitt because of the close bond between H. G. Bedford and the Rev. W. C. Dimmitt, a partner in the venture.

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*  Dimmitt  *  Hart  *  Nazareth  *


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Website Updates:
August 2014: Obit: WILHELM, SCOTT,  - Transcribed by MKK
WW2 Honor Roll
July 2014: Obit: WEBB - Transcribed by FoFGmz; Obit: ZUMWALT - Transcribed by Camellia; Obit: ZUMWALT - Transcribed by Sue P. Carpenter; Obit: WILHELM - Transcribed by Kristine Metoyer
Obit: VAN DOERN - Transcribed by Sandra Stutzman; Obit: RODRIGUEZ, STALCUP - Transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title; Obit: ALLDREDGE, BROCKMAN, HUSEMAN, VAN DOERN,   -- Transcribed by Vicki Bryan
June 2014: Cemeteries; Obit: MCMAHON - Transcribed by Camellia; Bio: GOUGH - Transcribed by Linda McDonald; Bio: WILLIAMS - Transcribed by Patty Evernden; Bio: BARBER, WYCHE - Transcribed by R. Ramos; Bio: BELL - Transcribed by Joseph Rose; Bio: COCANOUGHER - Transcribed by Susan Geist; Bio: EASTER, GREER - Transcribed by Sandra Stutzman; Bio: OBERTHIER, SHEPARD, STOVALL,  - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan

 

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