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Lamb County Texas
Lamb County was established by the Texas legislature in 1876 from lands previously assigned to Bexar County. The entire county is atop the high plains. Littlefield, the county seat, is in the southern part of the county on U.S. Highway 84, forty miles northwest of Lubbock. The county was named for George A. Lamb.Only four people lived in the county in 1890, and as late as 1900 there were only thirty-one people there. That year five ranches, encompassing 529,000 acres, had been established, and 10,908 cattle were reported.In 1908 Slaughter sold much of his Running Water Ranch to land speculator William P. Soash.
These lands lay around the tiny community of Olton. Soash sold the land to incoming farmers and stock farmers, and on June 20, 1908, Lamb County was organized with Olton as the seat of government. By 1910 there were ninety-two ranches and farms, and the population had risen to 540. The county was primarily a ranching area with a small number of merchants, farmers, and stockfarmers; in 1910, 40,355 cattle were reported in the county, while only 489 acres were planted in corn, the county's most important crop that year.The county's rapid economic development also shaped its political geography. In the years after 1920 Littlefield developed into the county's leading community, and by 1930 it had about three times the population of Olton. After three attempts to change the county seat from Olton to Littlefield (in 1929, 1932, and 1937), Littlefield residents finally succeeded in 1946.
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* Amherst * Earth * Fieldton (unincorporated) * Littlefield * Olton *
* Spade * Springlake * Sudan *
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Mar 2015: Marriage News; RAINWATER, MCNERLIN; Community News; Courthouse burned, Real Estate Changing Hands, Littlefield opening, Three Towns Fight for County Seat, Olton Holds County Seat, Death News: FISHER, ELVINS, Crime News: COOKE jury disagrees, INKLEBARGER Given suspended Sentence; Visiting News; MILLER; Church: History of Lums Chapel Church, History of Presbyterian Church; Hisotry of Local Rebekah Lodge
Dec 2014: Mil: Vietnam War Casualties; Korean War Casualties
Sept 2014: Mil: WW2 Army Honor Roll; History: 1914 County Description
July 2014: 1900 Federal Census - Transcribed by Mary McKnight; 1910 Precinct 4 Federal Census - Transcribed by Mary McKnight; Obit: BUSBY - Transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title; Obit: PORCHER - Transcribed by AFoFGmz; Obits: BILLINGS, HACKLER, TONEY - Transcribed by Kristine Metoyer; Obit: STOOKSBERRY - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan; Obit: GREEN, JACKSON, RHODES, SULLIVAN, VAUGHTER, WHITE - Transcribed by Camellia
June 2014: Cemeteries; Obit: MILLER ; Bio: WILLIAMS - Transcribed by Patty Evernden
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