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WINKLER COUNTY, TEXAS

31 51' 36" N, 103 3' 0" W (31.86, -103.05)
Population: 7,893 Est. (2016)
7,110 (2010) 7,173 (2000) 8,626 (1990)
Total area: 841 square miles (2,180 km2)
841 square miles (2,180 km2) land
0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.02%) water

Winkler County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  •  TX Winkler County location
    Contiguous Counties:
    Andrews County (NE) Ector County (E) Ward County (S) Loving County (W) Lea County, New Mexico (NW)

    Winkler County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:
    (In Sand Hills Park, FM 115 and 874, W of Kermit)

    WINKLER COUNTY

    Formed from Tom Green County;
    created February 26, 1887.
    Organized April 5, 1910.
    Named in honor of C. M. Winkler, 1821-1882. Statesman, soldier and jurist.
    Kermit, the county seat
    A petroleum producing and cattle raising area. (1936)

    Winkler County Courthouse
    Winkler County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Winkler 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 - Kermit
    Area Hotel - Odessa Hotels | More Hotels
  • Cheyenne ghost town
  • Duval ghost town
  • Kermit County seat
  • Theodore ghost town
  • Tulsa ghost town
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  • Winkler County Vintage Maps
    Winkler County TX 1907 postal map
    From 1907 Texas state postal map #2090 showing Winkler County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Winkler County TX 1920s map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Winkler County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Winkler County TX 1940s map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Winkler County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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