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Hartley County Texas

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.


* Hartley  *  Channing  *  Romero  * 

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


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Aug 2016: Weather News; Community News; Crime News: KNIGHTON; Death News: WHEELER
May 2016: County Records: 1916 County Officers
Feb 2016: World War I Honor Roll
Nov 2015: World War I Draft Registration Cards: ABILAR, ADKINS, ALFORD, ALLISON, ARMSTRONG
Aug 2015: 1907 - 1912 Births
May 2015: News: Newspapers of Hartley County
Mar 2015: Marriage news: BOYCE, HUGHES
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 

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