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Crosby County Texas
Crosby County was named for Texas land commissioner Stephen Crosby. Crosby County was created in 1876 but was not organized until 1886. Early settlement was slow due to widespread Comanche, Kiowa, and Kickapoo Indian raids on isolated farms and ranches. Crosby County is situated upon the Llano Estacado, or Staked Plains, and lies in the central part of same. It is distant 110 miles from Canyon City, on the Pecos Valley railroad, and this is the nearest railroad point. It is 125 miles from Colorado City, on the Texas & Pacific railroad. Crosby county is named for Stephen Crosby, land commissioner. Stephen Crosby served as General land Commissioner throughout the civil war, until he was removed from office by "military authority's for his known hostility toward the general government" during the reconstruction years of 1865. He later returned to serve another term in 1866. Crosby County was formally organized after elections held in 1886, with Estacado (the new name of the town formerly called Marietta) designated as the county seat. Open-range grazing continued until the mid-1880s, when barbed wire was introduced and small ranchers and farmers began competing for the land. By 1890 the population of the county was 345. As more settlers moved in to establish farms and ranches, the influence of the Quakers declined and the religious orientation of the community was lost. In 1891 Emma became the seat of government until the railroad was was routed five miles to the north of the town. In 1910 Crosbyton became the new county seat. As development proceeded, the population of the county grew. As late as 1910 only 1,765 people lived in Crosby County, but in 1920 the census counted 6,084 residents. In 1992 Crosbyton, the county seat and largest town, had a population of 2,026. For residents and tourists the county offers such attractions as White River Reservoir, Silver Falls,and Blanco Canyon.
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
- * Crosbyton * Broadway * Lake * Ralls * Lorenzo * Cone * Robertson *
- * Cap Rock * Canyon Valley * Kalgary *
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Jan 2017: Visiting News: WORTHAM, GEHDE, BURTONSMITH, BASSETT, SUITS; Community NewsAug 2016: Marriage News: WICKS, GUNN; Community News: EDWARDS, ELLIS, AUSMUS, CUPPS, BALDWIN, MORRISON, 1909 - A Trip to EmmaJul 2016: Marriage News: STOCKTON, ELLINGER; Sick List News: YOUNG - Submitted by Danielle SwineyMay 2016: County Records: 1916 County OfficersFeb 2016: World War I Draft Registration Cards: ABBOTT, ABERNAHTY, ABNEY, ADAMS, ADEE, ADKINS
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