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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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Oct 2018: Death News: BELLJul 2018: Death News: ROSS, PIGG; Marriage News: KRAUSE, THACKER; Sick List News: ROBERTSMay 2018: Bios: Descendants of Quanah ParkerApr 2018: Marriage News: ALLEE, MITCHELLSept 2017: Website updated and pages are mobile friendlyJun 2017: Biographies: BRISTOWAug 2016: Weather News; Death News: PRUGER; Community News: RAZORMay 2016: County Records: 1916 County OfficersMar 2016: World War I Honor Roll
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