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