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Texas Panhandle Counties

The Panhandle of Texas was shaped by the Compromise of 1850 but the story is much deeper than a compromise.  Human presence dates back before you might imagine. Read all about it here.
The Panhandle Counties were created in the year 1876 within the Bexar District. Although a few of the counties were a part of the Bexar and Young District.  Those counties were Childress, Collingsworth, Hall, Hartley, Swisher and Wheeler. 
 
 
 
COUNTIES
 
DATE ORGANIZED
County Seat
18 Armstrong 1890 Claude
24 Briscoe 1892 Silverton
13 Carson 1888 Panhandle
22 Castro 1891 Dimmitt
26 Childress 1887 Childress
20 Colllingsworth 1890 Wellington
1 Dallam 1891 Dalhart
16 Deaf Smith 1890 Hereford
19 Donley 1882 Clarendon
14 Gray 1902 Pampa
25 Hall 1890 Memphis
3 Hansford 1889 Spearman
6 Hartley 1891 Channing
10 Hemphill 1887 Canadian
8 Hutchinson 1901 Stinnett
5 Lipscomb 1887 Lipscomb
7 Moore 1892 Dumas
4 Ochiltree 1889 Perryton
11 Oldham 1880 Vega
21 Parmer 1907 Farwell
12 Potter 1887 Amarillo
17 Randall 1889 Canyon
9 Roberts 1889 Miami
2 Sherman 1889 Stratford
23 Swisher 1890 Tulia
15 Wheeler 1879 Wheeler