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REEVES COUNTY, TEXAS

31 19' 12" N, 103 40' 48" W (31.32, -103.68)
Population: 14,921 Est. (2016) 13,783 (2010)
Total area: 2,642 square miles (6,840 km2)
2,635 square miles (6,820 km2) land
6.7 square miles (17 km2) water

Reeves County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Reeves County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Eddy County, New Mexico (N) Loving County (NE) Ward County (E) Pecos County (SE) Jeff Davis County (SW) Culberson County (W)

    Reeves County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    REEVES COUNTY
    Formed from Pecos County,
    created April 14, 1883,
    organized November 4, 1884.
    Named in honor of George Robertson Reeves, 1826-1882, A colonel in the Confederate Army, member of the Texas legislature.
    Pecos, the county seat.


    Historical Marker (Cedar & 1st Street, Pecos):

    REEVES COUNTY - PECOS, TEXAS
    Flat, arid, grassy land with a moderate water supply from the Pecos River and springs in Toyah Valley. Yuma Indians are thought to have done irrigated framing her in 16th century. Mexicans later raised vegetables, grain. Cattlemen moved in during the 1870s. Texas & Pacific Railway opened route to El Paso in 1882. Farmers, merchants, mechanics settled in Pecos City and Toyah. County was irrigated agriculture began about 1900. Only dam on Pecos River in Texas was built in this county 1935. Privately owned deep wells are also used.
    (1967)
    Reeves County Courthouse
    Texas Reeves County Courthouse
    Reeves County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Reeves 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 - Pecos
    Book Hotel Here - Pecos Hotels
  • Angeles ghost town
  • Arno ghost town
  • Balmorhea
  • Brogado
  • Dixieland ghost town
  • Orla ghost town
  • Pecos County Seat
  • Saragosa ghost town
  • Toyah ghost town
  • Toyahvale
  • Verhalen ghost town

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

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