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Gaines County, Texas

Gaines County was created on August 21, 1876 from the Bexar District but not formally organized until 1905. The county seat is Seminole. The county was named for James Gaines, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. It is a leading producer of crude oil; farming and ranching are the most prominent occupations.


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Submissions of anything related to Gaines County will be very much appreciated.  Historical items about the county and its people, obituaries, records or other information that can be obtained locally will greatly benefit those who are unable to travel to the county.

Many thanks to Carolyn Griffith, Jo Ann Clark Fox, Rosanna Urban Parra, and Carla Karbowski Clifton for their hard work in the past as coordinators for Gaines County.
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