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Hartley County

Hartley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 5,537. It is named for Oliver C. Hartley and Rufus K. Hartley, two early Texas legislators and lawyers. The county seat is Channing.

In 1891 the county was organized with the tiny town of Hartley as county seat. County judge Rucker Tanner presided over a commissioners' court made up of Dick Pincham, W. C. Ferguson, George W. Knighton, and G. W. Lambert. Ben Lawson became the county clerk, and J. M. Robinson was made sheriff. M. Montoya became the tax assessor-collector, and J. H. Little was named county attorney. After an election in 1896, the county government was moved to Channing, where it remained despite periodic attempts to move it again; in 1903 a final election confirmed Channing as the county seat. In 1898 a weekly newspaper, the Channing Courier, was started.


Cities, Towns and Populated Areas

*  Hartley  *  Channing  *  Romero  * 

A Panhandle Ghost Town
Hartley County, Texas Panhandle
Highway 54
20 miles SW of Dalhart


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Website Updates:
Feb 2015: Visiting News: CARTER, COLLINS; Marriage News: POWELL, COLNECK, MOOD; Death News: POWELL, CARMEN, HAWLEY; Sick List News: ATKINSON, SEYBOLD; Weather News; Train wreck
Nov 2014: Mil: Vietnam War Casualties; Death News: ROBINSON, ATKINSON
Aug 2014: History: 1914 County Description
July 2014: Obit: ALLMON, QUEEN - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan; Obit: ALLMON - Transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title; 1890 Veterans Schedule - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan
June 2014: Cemeteries; Marriage News: LOVE, REED; History of Hartley County Name - Transcribed by Sandi King



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