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Glasscock County

Glasscock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 1,406. Its county seat is Garden City. It is named for George Washington Glasscock, an early settler of the Austin, Texas,area.  In 1893, Glasscock County was organized, and Garden City vied for the county seat along with two other area communities, New California and Dixie. New California was ultimately chosen as the county seat; it was located in a less flood prone region and had a readily accessible water supply. However, at the time of the county's organization, New California consisted of a mere two dwellings and an equally sparse population, whereas Garden City boasted a school, the general store/post office, and several homes. In a unique compromise, most of Garden City's structures were placed on wheels and relocated to the New California site, and on April 5, 1893 the settlement was re-named Garden City. A two story stone courthouse was constructed later that same year, followed by a new, larger courthouse in 1910 with the former building remaining in use as the Glasscock County Jail.

Source: Texascourthouses.com

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Website Updates:
Mar 2015: Death News; BEARD; Sick List News: CHAMBERS; Visiting News; TEELE, Crime News: Burglars Steal Captured Still from County Jail; Weather News
Nov 2014: Mil: Vietnam War Casualties; Bio: EARNEST
Aug 2014: 1914 History of Glasscock County; Crime News: PINKSTON; WW2 Army Casualty Honor Roll
Jan 2014Bio for BAKER




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