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Table of Counties

There have been at least thirty-two counties established by Texas law that no longer exist. These fall into five categories: judicial counties; counties established by the Constitutional Convention of 1868–69; counties never organized and abolished by legislative act; counties whose territory is no longer considered part of the state.; and counties whose names have been changed.
  • Buchel County formed in 1887 from Presidio County. Annexed in 1897 to Brewster County.
  • Dawson County (defunct) formed in 1858 in what is now Kinney County and Uvalde County and Abolished in 1866. Not to be confounded with Dawson County
  • Encinal County Formed in 1856. Abolished in 1899 and annexed to Webb County.
  • Foley County formed in 1887 from Presidio County. Annexed in 1897 to Brewster County.
  • Greer County formed in 1860. Separated from Texas by U.S. Supreme Court ruling in United States v. State of Texas, 162 U.S. 1 (1896).
  • Perdido County discovered in 1824 and misplaced in the upheavals of the 1840's. Perdido was reportedly abolished in 1858 and again in 1871. Records of annexation to Dawson County are also inconclusive.
  • Santa Fe County formed in 1848 from lands ceded by Mexico. It included the area of New Mexico east of the Rio Grande. Abolished under the Compromise of 1850.
  • Wegefarth County formed in 1873 in the Texas Panhandle and abolished in 1876.
  • Worth County formed in 1850 from part of Santa Fe County. Abolished under the Compromise of 1850.
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County County seat Established Origin Administrator
Anderson County Palestine 1846 Houston County Available For Adoption
Andrews County Andrews 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Angelina County Lufkin 1846 Nacogdoches County Available For Adoption
Aransas County Rockport 1871 Refugio County Available For Adoption
Archer County Archer City 1858 Fannin County Available For Adoption
Armstrong County Claude 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Atascosa County Jourdanton 1856 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Austin County Bellville 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
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Bailey County Muleshoe 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Bandera County Bandera 1856 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Bastrop County Bastrop 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
Baylor County Seymour 1858 Fannin County Available For Adoption
Bee County Beeville 1857 San Patricio County
Goliad County
Refugio County
Live Oak County
Karnes County
Available For Adoption
Bell County Belton 1850 Milam County Available For Adoption
Bexar County San Antonio 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
Blanco County Johnson City 1858 Burnet County
Comal County
Gillespie County
Hays County
Available For Adoption
Borden County Gail 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Bosque County Meridian 1854 McLennan County  Available For Adoption
Bowie County Boston 1840 Red River County Available For Adoption
Brazoria County Angleton 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
Brazos County Bryan 1841 Washington County
Named Navasota County until 1842
Available For Adoption
Brewster County Alpine 1887 Presidio County  Available For Adoption
Briscoe County Silverton 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Brooks County Falfurrias 1911 Starr County Available For Adoption
Brown County Brownwood 1856 Comanche County
Travis County
Available For Adoption
Burleson County Caldwell 1846 Milam County Available For Adoption
Burnet County Burnet 1852 Bell County
Travis County
Williamson County
Available For Adoption
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Caldwell County Lockhart 1848 Bastrop County
Gonzales County
Available For Adoption
Calhoun County Port Lavaca 1846 Jackson County
Matagorda County
Victoria County
Available For Adoption
Callahan County Baird 1858 Bexar County
Bosque County
Travis County
Available For Adoption
Cameron County Brownsville 1848 Nueces County
and lands ceded by Mexico
Available For Adoption
Camp County Pittsburg 1874 Upshur County Available For Adoption
Carson County Panhandle 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Cass County Linden 1846 Bowie County Available For Adoption
Castro County Dimmitt 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Chambers County Anahuac 1858 Jefferson County
Liberty County
Available For Adoption
Cherokee County Rusk 1846 Nacogdoches County Available For Adoption
Childress County Childress 1876 Bexar County
Young County
Available For Adoption
Clay County Henrietta 1857 Cooke County Available For Adoption
Cochran County Morton 1876 Bexar County
Young County
Available For Adoption
Coke County Robert Lee 1889 Tom Green County Available For Adoption
Coleman County Coleman 1858 Brown County
Travis County
Available For Adoption
Collin County McKinney 1846 Fannin County Charlie Vines
Collingsworth County Wellington 1876 Bexar County
Young County
Available For Adoption
Colorado County Columbus 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
Comal County New Braunfels 1846 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Concho County Paint Rock 1858 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Cooke County Gainesville 1848 Fannin County Available For Adoption
Coryell County Gatesville 1854 Bell County Available For Adoption
Cottle County Paducah 1876 Fannin County Available For Adoption
Crane County Crane 1887 Tom Green County Available For Adoption
Crockett County Ozona 1875 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Crosby County Crosbyton 1876 Bexar County
Young County
Available For Adoption
Culberson County Van Horn 1911 El Paso County Available For Adoption
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Dallam County Dalhart 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Dallas County Dallas 1846 Nacogdoches County
Robertson County
Charlie Vines
Dawson County Lamesa 1846 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Deaf Smith County Hereford 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Delta County Cooper 1870 Hopkins County
Lamar County
Available For Adoption
Denton County Denton 1846 Fannin County Available For Adoption
DeWitt County Cuero 1846 Goliad County
Gonzales County
Victoria County
Available For Adoption
Dickens County Dickens 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Dimmit County Carrizo Springs 1858 Bexar County
Maverick County
Uvalde County
Webb County
Available For Adoption
Donley County Clarendon 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Duval County San Diego 1858 Live Oak County
Nueces County
Starr County
Available For Adoption
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Eastland County Eastland 1858 Bosque County
Coryell County
Travis County
Available For Adoption
Ector County Odessa 1887 Tom Green County Available For Adoption
Edwards County Rocksprings 1858 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Ellis County Waxahachie 1849 Navarro County Available For Adoption
El Paso County El Paso 1848 Santa Fe County Available For Adoption
Erath County Stephenville 1856 Bosque County
Coryell County
Available For Adoption
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Falls County Marlin 1850 Limestone County
Milam County
Available For Adoption
Fannin County Bonham 1837 Red River County Charlie Vines
Fayette County La Grange 1837 Bastrop County Available For Adoption
Fisher County Roby 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Floyd County Floydada 1876 Bexar County
Young County
Available For Adoption
Foard County Crowell 1891 Cottle County
Hardeman County
King County
Knox County
Available For Adoption
Fort Bend County Richmond 1837 Austin County
Brazoria County
Harris County
Available For Adoption
Franklin County Mount Vernon 1875 Titus County Available For Adoption
Freestone County Fairfield 1850 Limestone County Available For Adoption
Frio County Pearsall 1858 Atascosa County
Bexar County
Uvalde County
Available For Adoption
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Gaines County Seminole 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Galveston County Galveston 1838 Brazoria County
Harris County
Liberty County
Available For Adoption
Garza County Post 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Gillespie County Fredericksburg 1848 Bexar County
Travis County
Gail Kilgore
Glasscock County Garden City 1887 Tom Green County Available For Adoption
Goliad County Goliad 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
Gonzales County Gonzales 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
Gray County Pampa 1876 Bexar County  Charlie Vines
Grayson County Sherman 1846 Fannin County Available For Adoption
Gregg County Longview 1873 Upshur County Available For Adoption
Grimes County Anderson 1846 Montgomery County Available For Adoption
Guadalupe County Seguin 1846 Bexar County
Gonzales County
Available For Adoption
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Hale County Plainview 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Hall County Memphis 1876 Bexar County
Young County
Available For Adoption
Hamilton County Hamilton 1856 Bosque County
Comanche County
Lampasas County
Available For Adoption
Hansford County Spearman 1876 Bexar County
Young County
Available For Adoption
Hardeman County Quanah 1858 Fannin County Available For Adoption
Hardin County Kountze 1858 Jefferson County
Liberty County
Available For Adoption
Harris County Houston 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
Harrison County Marshall 1839 Shelby County Available For Adoption
Hartley County Channing 1876 Bexar County
Young County
Available For Adoption
Haskell County Haskell 1858 Fannin County
Milam County
Available For Adoption
Hays County San Marcos 1848 Travis County Available For Adoption
Hemphill County Canadian 1876 Bexar County
Young County
Available For Adoption
Henderson County Athens 1846 Houston County
Nacogdoches County
Available For Adoption
Hidalgo County Edinburg 1852 Cameron County Available For Adoption
Hill County Hillsboro 1853 Navarro County Available For Adoption
Hockley County Levelland 1876 Bexar County
Young County
Available For Adoption
Hood County Granbury 1866 Johnson County Available For Adoption
Hopkins County Sulphur Springs 1846 Lamar County
Nacogdoches County
Charlie Vines
Houston County Crockett 1837 Nacogdoches County Available For Adoption
Howard County Big Spring 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Hudspeth County Sierra Blanca 1917 El Paso County Available For Adoption
Hunt County Greenville 1846 Fannin County
Nacogdoches County
 Charlie Vines
Hutchinson County Stinnett 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
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Irion County Mertzon 1889 Tom Green County Available For Adoption
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Jack County Jacksboro 1856 Cooke County Available For Adoption
Jackson County Edna 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
Jasper County Jasper 1836 One of the original 23 counties Charlie Vines
Jeff Davis County Fort Davis 1887 Presidio County Available For Adoption
Jefferson County Beaumont 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
Jim Hogg County Hebbronville 1913 Brooks County
Duval County
Available For Adoption
Jim Wells County Alice 1911 Nueces County Available For Adoption
Johnson County Cleburne 1854 Ellis County
Hill County
Navarro County
Available For Adoption
Jones County Anson 1854 Bexar County
Bosque County
Available For Adoption
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Karnes County Karnes City 1854 Bexar County
DeWitt County
Goliad County
Gonzales County
San Patricio County
Available For Adoption
Kaufman County Kaufman 1848 Henderson County Available For Adoption
Kendall County Boerne 1862 Blanco County
Kerr County
Available For Adoption
Kenedy County Sarita 1921 Hidalgo County
Willacy County
Available For Adoption
Kent County Jayton 1876 Bexar County
Young County
Available For Adoption
Kerr County Kerrville 1856 Bexar County  Gail Kilgore
Kimble County Junction 1858 Bexar County Available For Adoption
King County Guthrie 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Kinney County Brackettville 1850 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Kleberg County Kingsville 1913 Nueces County Available For Adoption
Knox County Benjamin 1858 Bexar County
Young County
Available For Adoption
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Lamar County Paris 1840 Red River County Charlie Vines
Lamb County Littlefield 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Lampasas County Lampasas 1856 Bell County
Coryell County
Travis County
Available For Adoption
La Salle County Cotulla 1858 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Lavaca County Hallettsville 1842 Colorado County
Fayette County
Gonzales County
Jackson County
Victoria County
Named La Buca County until 1846
Available For Adoption
Lee County Giddings 1874 Bastrop County
Burleson County
Fayette County
Washington County
Available For Adoption
Leon County Centerville 1846 Robertson County Available For Adoption
Liberty County Liberty 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
Limestone County Groesbeck 1846 Robertson County Available For Adoption
Lipscomb County Lipscomb 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Live Oak County George West 1856 Nueces County
San Patricio County
Available For Adoption
Llano County Llano 1856 Bexar County
Gillespie County
Available For Adoption
Loving County Mentone 1931 (originally 1887,
disorganized 1897)
Tom Green County Available For Adoption
Lubbock County Lubbock 1876 Bexar County Charlie Vines
Lynn County Tahoka 1876 Garza County Available For Adoption
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McCulloch County Brady 1856 Bexar County Available For Adoption
McLennan County Waco 1850 Limestone County
Milam County
Available For Adoption
McMullen County Tilden 1858 Atascosa County
Bexar County
Live Oak County
 Renee Smelley
Madison County Madisonville 1853 Grimes County
Leon County
Walker County
Available For Adoption
Marion County Jefferson 1860 Cass County Available For Adoption
Martin County Stanton 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Mason County Mason 1858 Gillespie County Available For Adoption
Matagorda County Bay City 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
Maverick County Eagle Pass 1856 Kinney County  Linda Simpson
Medina County Hondo 1848 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Menard County Menard 1858 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Midland County Midland 1885 Tom Green County Available For Adoption
Milam County Cameron 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
Mills County Goldthwaite 1887 Brown County
Comanche County
Hamilton County
Lampasas County
Available For Adoption
Mitchell County Colorado City 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Montague County Montague 1857 Cooke County Available For Adoption
Montgomery County Conroe 1837 Washington County Available For Adoption
Moore County Dumas 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Morris County Daingerfield 1875 Titus County Available For Adoption
Motley County Matador 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
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Nacogdoches County Nacogdoches 1836 One of the original 23 counties Charlie Vines
Navarro County Corsicana 1846 Robertson County Available For Adoption
Newton County Newton 1846 Jasper County Available For Adoption
Nolan County Sweetwater 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Nueces County Corpus Christi 1846 San Patricio County Available For Adoption
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Ochiltree County Perryton 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Oldham County Vega 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Orange County Orange 1852 Jefferson County Available For Adoption
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Palo Pinto County Palo Pinto 1856 Bosque County
Navarro County
Available For Adoption
Panola County Carthage 1846 Harrison County
Shelby County
Available For Adoption
Parker County Weatherford 1855 Bosque County
Navarro County
Available For Adoption
Parmer County Farwell 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Pecos County Fort Stockton 1871 Presidio County Available For Adoption
Polk County Livingston 1846 Liberty County Available For Adoption
Potter County Amarillo 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Presidio County Marfa 1850 Bexar County Available For Adoption
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Rains County Emory 1870 Hopkins County
Hunt County
Wood County
Available For Adoption
Randall County Canyon 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Reagan County Big Lake 1903 Tom Green County Available For Adoption
Real County Leakey 1913 Bandera County
Edwards County
Kerr County
Available For Adoption
Red River County Clarksville 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
Reeves County Pecos 1883 Pecos County Available For Adoption
Refugio County Refugio 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
Roberts County Miami 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Robertson County Franklin 1837 Bexar County
Milam County
Nacogdoches County
Available For Adoption
Rockwall County Rockwall 1873 Kaufman County Available For Adoption
Runnels County Ballinger 1858 Bexar County
Travis County
Available For Adoption
Rusk County Henderson 1843 Nacogdoches County  Gail Kilgore
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Sabine County Hemphill 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
San Augustine County San Augustine 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
San Jacinto County Coldspring 1870 Liberty County
Montgomery County
Polk County
Walker County
Available For Adoption
San Patricio County Sinton 1846 Refugio County Available For Adoption
San Saba County San Saba 1856 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Schleicher County Eldorado 1887 Crockett County Available For Adoption
Scurry County Snyder 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Shackelford County Albany 1874 Jack County Available For Adoption
Shelby County Center 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
Sherman County Stratford 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Smith County Tyler 1846 Nacogdoches County Available For Adoption
Somervell County Glen Rose 1875 Hood County Available For Adoption
Starr County Rio Grande City 1848 Nueces County Available For Adoption
Stephens County Breckenridge 1858 Bosque County
Named Buchanan County until 1861
Available For Adoption
Sterling County Sterling City 1891 Tom Green County Available For Adoption
Stonewall County Aspermont 1876 Bexar County
Young County
Available For Adoption
Sutton County Sonora 1887 Crockett County Available For Adoption
Swisher County Tulia 1876 Bexar County
Young County
Available For Adoption
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Tarrant County Fort Worth 1849 Navarro County  Charlie Vines
Taylor County Abilene 1858 Bexar County
Travis County
Available For Adoption
Terrell County Sanderson 1905 Pecos County Available For Adoption
Terry County Brownfield 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Throckmorton County Throckmorton 1858 Fannin County Available For Adoption
Titus County Mount Pleasant 1846 Bowie County Available For Adoption
Tom Green County San Angelo 1874 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Travis County Austin 1840 Bastrop County Available For Adoption
Trinity County Groveton 1850 Houston County Available For Adoption
Tyler County Woodville 1846 Liberty County Available For Adoption
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Upshur County Gilmer 1846 Harrison County Available For Adoption
Upton County Rankin 1887 Tom Green County Available For Adoption
Uvalde County Uvalde 1850 Bexar County Available For Adoption
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Val Verde County Del Rio 1885 Crockett County
Kinney County
Pecos County
Available For Adoption
Van Zandt County Canton 1848 Henderson County Available For Adoption
Victoria County Victoria 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
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Walker County Huntsville 1846 Montgomery County Available For Adoption
Waller County Hempstead 1873 Austin County
Grimes County
Available For Adoption
Ward County Monahans 1887 Tom Green County Available For Adoption
Washington County Brenham 1836 One of the original 23 counties Available For Adoption
Webb County Laredo 1848 Nueces County Available For Adoption
Wharton County Wharton 1846 Colorado County
Jackson County
Matagorda County
Available For Adoption
Wheeler County Wheeler 1876 Bexar County
Young County
Available For Adoption
Wichita County Wichita Falls 1858 Cooke County Available For Adoption
Wilbarger County Vernon 1858 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Willacy County Raymondville 1911 Cameron County
Hidalgo County
Available For Adoption
Williamson County Georgetown 1848 Milam County Available For Adoption
Wilson County Floresville 1860 Bexar County
Guadalupe County
Karnes County
Available For Adoption
Winkler County Kermit 1887 Tom Green County Available For Adoption
Wise County Decatur 1856 Cooke County Available For Adoption
Wood County Quitman 1850 Van Zandt County Available For Adoption
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Yoakum County Plains 1876 Bexar County Available For Adoption
Young County Graham 1856 Bosque County
Fannin County
Available For Adoption
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Zapata County Zapata 1858 Starr County
Webb County
Available For Adoption
Zavala County Crystal City 1846 Maverick County Available For Adoption

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