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Foard County Texas

County created out of Cottle, Hardeman, King, Knox counties and was named for Maj. Robert L. Foard of the Confederate army.  Comanches, Kiowas ranged the area until driven away in 1870s. Ranching began in 1880. ["Texas Almanac"]

Foard county was created from adjacent counties March 3, 1891, and organized the following April. The total population of the county in 1900 was 1,568; Crowell, the county seat, had 278. In 1903 the taxable values of the county were $1,614,770, and in 1909, $3,453,360. Until the completion of the Orient railroad through the center of the county, in 1909, the nearest shipping points were at Quanah and Vernon. The development of the county has only begun during the last few years. This is the wheat region of northwest Texas, and cotton, fruit and other farm products contribute to the wealth of the people. The progress of the county is reflected in the growth of the county seat town from a country hamlet, before the railroad came, to a new-built little city, with many of the municipal and business facilities of older and larger cities. 
[Excerpted from "A History of Central and Western Texas, Volume 1, By Buckley B. Paddock, pub. 1911]

Photo by  Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 4.0.
FOARD COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN CROWELL

CITIES, TOWNS,  AND POPULATED PLACES

*  Crowell  *  Foard City  *  Thalia  *  Rayland  *  Margaret  *

 
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Website Updates:
Oct 2018: Death News: BELL
Jul 2018: Death News: ROSS, PIGG; Marriage News: KRAUSE, THACKER; Sick List News: ROBERTS
May 2018: Bios: Descendants of Quanah Parker
Apr 2018: Marriage News: ALLEE, MITCHELL
Sept 2017: Website updated and pages are mobile friendly
Jun 2017: Biographies: BRISTOW
Aug 2016: Weather News; Death News: PRUGER; Community News: RAZOR
May 2016: County Records: 1916 County Officers
Mar 2016: World War I Honor Roll
 
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