Yoakum County, Texas


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Welcome to the Yoakum County TXGenWeb. We are here to help in your endeavors to research your ancestors that were located in the High Plains of Texas.

My name is Tom Ellis and I have just assumed the duties as the County Coordinator for Yoakum Co., TX. The site will be undergoing some major changes with lots of new information. I will try to make sure that any bookmarks you may have will not change but if something was there but you cannot find it now, please let me know and I will guide you to its current location.

If you have any information that you would like added to the site please let me know and I will get it added for all to see.

So, please be patient, as we all know research is an ongoing project and I will try to make this as smooth a transition as possible.

There is plenty of material to browse.







Yoakum County (C-8) is in western Texas on the southern High Plains, along the New Mexico border. The center of the county is at 32�10' north latitude and 102�50' west longitude. Plains, the county's seat of government, is fifty miles southwest of Lubbock. The area was named for Henderson King Yoakum. Yoakum County covers 800 square miles of nearly level terrain composed of sandy soils that support prairie grasses and some mesquiteqv, yucca, shinnery oak, and sandsage. Elevations range from 3,400 to 3,900 feet above sea level. Read more...



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