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HALE COUNTY, TEXAS

34 4' 12" N, 101 49' 48" W (34.07, -101.83)
Population: 34,263 Est. (2016) 36,273 (2010)
Total area: 1,005 square miles (2,600 km2)
1,005 square miles (2,600 km2) land
0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) water

Hale County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Hale County
    Contiguous Counties:
    Swisher County (N), Floyd County (E), Lubbock County (S), Lamb County (W), Castro County (NW), Hockley County (SW), Crosby County (SE)

    Hale County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    HALE COUNTY

    Formed from Young and Bexar territories;
    Created August 21, 1876.
    Organized August 13, 1888.
    Named in Honor of John C. Hale, a lieutenant who fell at San Jacinto.
    Plainview, County Seat.
    Hale County Courthouse
    Hale County Courthouse
    Hale County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Hale 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 - Plainview
    Area Hotel - Plainview Hotels | More Hotels
  • Abernathy
  • Bartonsite ghost town
  • Copenhagen ghost town
  • Cotton Center
  • Edmonson
  • Finney
  • Hale Center
  • Norfleet ghost town
  • Petersburg
  • Plainview county seat
  • Running Water ghost town
  • Swastika ghost town

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

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