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Moore County Texas

The county seat is Dumas, which is named for Louis Dumas, originally from the Sherman, Texas, area. The Dumas Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Moore County. Moore County history is highlighted in the Window on the Plains Museum in Dumas.

Created from Bexar County in 1876 and organized in 1892. Named for Commodore Edwin Ward Moore,the commander of the Texas Navy. Situated in the northern part of the Panhandle Area, 885 square miles. Surface rolling prairie soils, rich sandy to chocolate loam. There is abundant surface water and an almost inexhaustible supply of underground water at depths ranging from 225 to 270 feet. All crops common to the Panhandle are produced in Moore County. Irrigation is practiced in a limited way. Dumas is the county seat. There are no railroads in the county. Texas Almanac


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June 2017: Biographies: MERCER
Aug 2016: Visiting News: LANE, HARRINGTON, DUGGAN; Community News
May 2016: County Records: 1916 County Officers
Feb 2016: World War I Honor Roll

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