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McLENNAN COUNTY, TEXAS

31 33' 0" N, 97 12' 0" W (31.55, -97.2)
Population: 247,934 est. (2016) 234,906 (2010)
Total area: 1,060 square miles (2,700 km2)
1,037 square miles (2,690 km2) land
23 square miles (60 km2) water

McLennan County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • McLennan County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Hill County (N) Limestone County (E) Falls County (SE) Bell County (S) Coryell County (SW) Bosque County (NW)

    McLennan County History

    (from 1936 Texas Centennial Marker - On US 8, 2 miles N of Waco)

    McLENNAN COUNTY

    Created January 22, 1850.
    Organized August 5, 1850.
    Named in honor of Neil McLennan 1787-1867. Came to Texas in 1835.
    Located on the Bosque River in 1840.
    Built the first dwelling a log cabin, in McLennan County.
    Waco, the county seat.
    McLennan County Courthouse
    Texas McLennan County Courthouse
    1939 Photo courtesy TXDoT

    McLennan 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 - Waco
    Book Hotel Here - Waco Hotels
  • Axtell
  • Bruceville-Eddy
  • Crawford
  • Downsville
  • Elk
  • Elm Mott
  • Gerald ghost town
  • Gholson
  • Golinda
  • Leroy
  • Lorena
  • Mart
  • McGregor
  • Riesel
  • Tokio
  • Tours
  • Waco County Seat
  • West

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

    McLennan County Centennial Marker
    TX - McLennan County Centennial Marker
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2010
    TX - McLennan County Centennial Marker
    McLennan County Centennial Marker
    US 81, 2 miles N of Waco

    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2010
    Neil McLennan TX centennial marker
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2010
    Neil McLennan TX centennial marker
    Neil McLennan Centennial Marker
    In Oakwood Cemetery, Waco

    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2010
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