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DUVAL COUNTY, TEXAS

27 40' 48" N, 98 31' 12" W (27.68, -98.52)
Population: 11,428 est. (2016) 11,782 (2010)
Total area: 1,796 square miles (4,650 km2)
1,793 square miles (4,640 km2) land
2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) water

Duval County Topics

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  • Town List
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  • Duval  County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    McMullen County (N) Live Oak County (NE) Jim Wells County (E) Brooks County (SE) Jim Hogg County (SW) Webb County (W)

    Duval County History

    Historical Marker:

    Duval County
    Created by the Texas Legislature in 1858 and organized in 1879, Duval County played an important role in the economic and political development of South Texas. Early settlers came to this area in the mid-19th century from Mexico, and Anglo pioneers began arriving in the 1860s. The early economy was based on ranching and agriculture. In the late 1870s the railroad brought increased employment and population to the county. The discovery of oil, gas, and uranium in the early 1900s boosted the economy and caused increased settlement in the region.

    (1996)


    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    DUVAL COUNTY
    Created February 1, 1858
    Organized November 7, 1876
    Named in honor of BURR H. DUVAL
    1809-1836
    Captain of a company of Fannin's command at Goliad.
    Murdered after the surrender March 27, 1836.
    San Diego, the county seat

    Duval County Courthouse
    Texas - Jim Wells County Courthouse
    Duval County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Duval 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 - San Diego
    Book Hotel Here - Alice Hotels
  • Benavides
  • Concepcion ghost town
  • Crestonio ghost town
  • Freer
  • La Rosita
  • Norway ghost town

  • Duval County Vintage Maps
    Duval  County TX 1907 postal map
    Duval County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Duval & Jim Wells County 1920s Map
    Duval & Jim Wells County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Duval County 1940s Map
    Duval County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Duval County Centennial Marker
    Duval County Texas centennial marker
    Duval County Texas centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, July 2010
    San Diego, Texas - Duval County historical markers
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, July 2010
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