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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.
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