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Somervell County Texas

This is one of the smallest counties in the state, with a total area of 117,760 acres. This territory was originally comprised in Hood County, and the new county was created March 13, 1875, in response to a petition from residents in North Bosque and South Hood counties. The Brazos River flows through the eastern half of the county, and the topography is one of rocky hills with many small valleys of fertile lands. Though railroads have circled the county on all sides, it is as yet without rail transportation, and its development has consequently been backward. The soil and climate favor the production of fruit and small crops, but farming and stock raising are still the substantial industries. Almost the entire county is underlaid by a basin of artesian water, and there are several hundred artesian wells in the vicinity of Glen Rose. A recent report of the geological survey states that about thirty thousand acres of the valley lands in the artesian belt are capable of economical irrigation. Since the organization of the county the seat of government has been at Glen Rose, and there is no other important town in the county.

The county is named for Alexander Somervell, Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas.

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SOMERVELL COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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* Glen Rose ( county seat) * Glass * Nemo * Rainbow *

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Website Updates:
Oct 2018: Death News: FULLER; Marriage News: GAW, HEWLETT; Weather News: 1902 Tornado
Jul 2018: Crime News: Safe Robbed; Marriage News: NICHOLS, HEARN; Court News: WILLOBY; Calamity News: PRICE
Apr 2018: Community News: CRANE, ENGLISH, MCGAUGHEY, MORGAN, VINCENT
Dec 2017: Website redecorated and pages are mobile friendly
June 2017: County Records: 1900 Fugitives from Justice
 
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