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Oldham County Texas
Oldham County was formed in 1876 and organized in 1880, and named for Williamson Simpson Oldham, a Texas pioneer and Confederate Senator. At the time of its organization, nearly the entire county was a part of the XIT Ranch. The county seat was originally at the town of Tascosa, which in the 1880s was one of the largest towns in the Panhandle. As the railroads came through the county, however, they bypassed Tascosa; several new towns and farms sprang up along the rail lines, and by 1915 Tascosa had a courthouse and almost no residents; the county seat was moved to Vega, Texas that year.
In current day, Oldham County is primarily ranch and farm land, with many thousands of acres planted in wheat, the major crop. The county also has some petroleum production and large wind farms.
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* Vega * Boys Ranch * Adrian * Wildorado *
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June 2017: Biographies: WILLINGHAMAug 2016: Crime News: Cattle Rustlers; Community News: MUNSON, Visit to Tascosa in 1879; Visiting News: BURCH, HUNT, ;May 2016: County Records: 1916 County OfficersFeb 2016: World War 1 Draft Registration Cards: ADAMS, ALBARADO, ALLMEN, ALLRED, ATEN, AUTREYNov 2015: 1888 County OfficersAug 2015: 1903 - 1905 BirthsMay 2015: Court News: 1911 District Court - LINGER vs BALFOUR; MARSHALL, Crime News: Train robber arrested - PIERCEFeb 2015: Death news: WALLACE, PAIN, McMASTERS, WILSON, HAUGHTON, PALMER; Community News: ball at Tascosa, county Seat Removal, Weather News; Crime News: SHACKELFORD arrested for postoffice burning, District Court news, MCCULLOUGH, FRANK, Shackled prisoners escaped; Calamity News: prairies on Fire
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