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Baylor County

Before it was settled, the area that is now Baylor County lay within the range of the Wanderers, a nomadic Comanche band, who relied upon buffalo for food, clothing, shelter, tools, and ornaments. In 1848 special Indian agent Robert S. Neighbors found 250 Comanche, fifty Tonkawa, and ten Wichita lodges on Lewis Creek at the site of present-day Seymour.

When the first surveys were made in the area in 1853 the Indians were still using it as a major hunting ground for buffalo, a fact that made settlement nearly impossible. This continued until the final defeat of the Comanches in 1874 by the United States Army and their removal to a reservation in Indian territory (see RED RIVER WAR). Baylor County was separated from Fannin County in 1858 and named for Henry W. Baylor a surgeon in a regiment of Texas Rangers during the Mexican War.  

The first settlement was at Round Timber, nineteen miles southeast of the site of present Seymour. Tradition holds that the first settler was Col. C. C. Mills, who may have been at Round Timber during the Civil War and was certainly there by 1870. He was driven out by Indian raids, but returned by 1875 to join J. W. Stevens, who had arrived a year earlier.
[Excerpted from Lawrence L. Graves, "BAYLOR COUNTY," Handbook of Texas Online; Published by the Texas State Historical Association.]

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Website Updates:
Nov 2014: Mil: Vietnam War Casualties
Aug 2014: Obit: DARILEK; History of Baylor County; Mil: WW2 Army Casualties; Korean War Casualties
Jan 2014: 1890 Veterans Census; gossip news, Sick list news;  Births: ELLISON; Obit: BURNETT



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