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DAWSON COUNTY, TEXAS

32 44' 24" N, 101 57' 0" W 32.74, -101.95)
Population: 13,111 est. (2016) 13,833 (2010)
Total area: 902 square miles (2,340 km2)
900 square miles (2,300 km2) land
1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) water.

Dawson County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Dawson County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Lynn County (N) Borden County (E) Martin County (S) Gaines County (W) Terry County (NW) Andrews County (SW) Howard County (SE)

    Dawson County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    Dawson County
    Created February 1, 1858.
    Recreated August 21, 1876 from Bexar Territory
    organized February 13, 1905
    Named in honor of Nicholas Mosby Dawson 1808-1842 who fought at the Battle of San Jacinto and fell at Dawson's Massacre.
    Lamesa, County Seat.
    Dawson County Courthouse
    Texas - Dawson County Courthouse
    Dawson County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Dawsonson 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 - Lamesa
    Book Hotel Here - Lamesa Hotels
  • Ackerly
  • Arvana
  • Chicago ghost town
  • Hindman ghost town
  • Key ghost town
  • Klondike ghost town
  • Lamesa County seat
  • Los Ybanez
  • Lou ghost town
  • Michies ghost town
  • Mungerville ghost town
  • Patricia ghost town
  • Pride ghost town
  • Sparenberg ghost town
  • Welch

  • Dawson County Vintage Maps
    Dawson County TX 1907 postal map
    Dawson County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Dawson County 1920s Map
    Dawson County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Dawson County 1940s Map
    Dawson County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Dawson County Centennial Marker
    Junction of US 87 and US 180 - S of Lamesa
    Dawson County Tx Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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