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COCHRAN COUNTY, TEXAS

33 36' 0" N, 102 49' 48" W (33.6, -102.83)
Population: 2,882 Est. (2016) 3,127 (2010)
Total area: 775 square miles (2,010 km2)
775 square miles (2,010 km2) land
0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) (0.01%) water

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    Contiguous Counties:
    Bailey County (N) Hockley County (E) Yoakum County (S) Lea County, New Mexico (southwest) Roosevelt County, New Mexico (northwest)

    Cochran County History

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    Cochran County

    Created August 21, 1876, from Bexar County. Named for a native of New Jersey, Robert Cochran, a private who died for Texas Independece in the siege of the Alamo. Indian hostilities and the distance to market and supplies made settlement slow. The 1900 census listed 25 cowboys. In 1910 there were 75 persons; then 67 in 1920. Organized May 6, 1924, with
    Morton as county seat.

    Oil discovery and development of irrigation caused rapid growth, and made it a farm and petroleum center. Site of Silver Lake, a saline lake known to early Spanish explorers as Laguna Quemado.
    (1965)

    Cochran County Courthouse
    Cochran County courthouse
    Cochran County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Cochran County Town List

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    County Seat - Morton
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    Cochran County Vintage Maps
    Cochran County TX 1907 postal map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Cochran County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Cochran County TX 1920s map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Cochran County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Cochran County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Cochran County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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