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Andrews COUNTY, TEXAS

32 18' 0" N, 102 38' 24" W (32.3, -102.64)
Population: 17,722 est. (2016) 14,786 (2010)
Total area: 1,501 square miles (3,890 km2)
1,501 square miles (3,890 km2) land
0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) water

Andrews County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Andrews County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Gaines County (N) Martin County (E) Midland County (SE) Ector County (S) Winkler County (SW) Lea County, New Mexico (W)

    Andrews County History

    Andrews County has been in existence since 1876, when the 15th Legislature of Texas created 54 counties in the Panhandle and South Plains out of Bexar County. The political control of the county has passed through several other counties and districts since its inception. On July 22, 1910, the county records were finally transferred from Midland County to Andrews County, and the Commissioners Court held its first meeting.

    Andrews County's first oil well blew in December of 1929. By 1956, the County produced more than 60 million barrels of oil annually - giving us recognition as the number one oil producing county in the state of Texas and in the United States.
    - Debbie Gomez, June 06, 2002



    1936 Centennial Marker:

    Andrews County
    Created August 21, 1876,
    organized May 11, 1910.
    Named for Richard Andrews killed at the Battle of Concepcion, October 28, 1835, the first man to fall in the Texas revolution.
    County seat,
    Andrews.


    Andrews County Courthouse
    TX - Andrews County Courthouse
    Andrews County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Andrews County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat -
    Andrews
    Book Hotel Here - Andrews Hotels
  • Andrews County seat
  • Shafter Lake ghost town
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    Andrews County Vintage Maps
    Andrews County TX - 1907 Postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Andrews County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX  Andrews County 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Andrews County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX  Andrews County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Andrews County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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