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Counties in Texas that I have Visited

There are 254 counties in Texas
The Lone Star State

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Texas County Outline Map

Texas, courtesy of: Mob Rule

I have visited 41 Counties = 16.1% of Counties in Texas


The Alamo

The Alamo - San Antonio

State Capitol in Austin
State Highpoint at Guadalupe Peak


Interesting Texas county trivia

Texas has by far the most counties of any of the other United States. It's closest competitor, Georgia, has almost a hundred fewer.


Counties in Texas

Below are the 254 counties in Texas. Although infrequent, counties sometimes do change so please let me know if any of this information is out of date and I will update it. Those counties that I have visited are in Red. If I have a photograph or other item associated with a county somewhere else on my website, there will also be a link.
  1. Anderson: Letter 1: August 9, 1864, Kickapoo, Anderson Co., Texas; Letter 2: August 9, 1864, Kickapoo, Anderson Co., Texas; Letter 3: August 9, 1864, Kickapoo, Anderson Co., Texas; Letter: August 15, 1864, Kickapoo, Anderson Co., Texas; Letter: November 29, 1864, Anderson Co., Texas; Letter: February 18, 1865, Anderson Co., Texas
  2. Andrews
  3. Angelina
  4. Aransas
  5. Archer
  6. Armstrong
  7. Atascosa
  8. Austin: Not the City
  9. Bailey
  10. Bandera
  11. Bastrop
  12. Baylor
  13. Bee
  14. Bell: Texas Borderlocking
  15. Bexar: Penciling-In Reagan; Damfino; World's Fair Towers; Blue Star Brewing Company; Brief Stop in San Antonio; Residual Braniff
  16. Blanco
  17. Borden: Condensed Texas
  18. Bosque: What's the Meridian?
  19. Bowie: Bostonian Confusion; Bordersplit; In Them Old Cotton Fields; Smokey and the Bandit Route; Red River Border
  20. Brazoria: Capitol of Texas Park
  21. Brazos
  22. Brewster: Big Bend National Park; Largest county in Texas (6,193 square miles).
  23. Briscoe
  24. Brooks
  25. Brown
  26. Burleson
  27. Burnet: Texas Borderlocking
  28. Caldwell
  29. Calhoun
  30. Callahan
  31. Cameron: Colonias; Border Station Extremes
  32. Camp: Named Like a Whole Other Country
  33. Carson
  34. Cass: Named Like a Whole Other Country
  35. Castro
  36. Chambers
  37. Cherokee
  38. Childress
  39. Clay
  40. Cochran
  41. Coke
  42. Coleman
  43. Collin: First Name, Surname Symmetry; Letter: October 10, 1861, Near Plano, Collin County, Texas
  44. Collingsworth
  45. Colorado: Named Like a Whole Other Country; Condensed Texas
  46. Comal: Low Clearance; Natural Bridges
  47. Comanche
  48. Concho
  49. Cooke
  50. Coryell: Texas Borderlocking
  51. Cottle: Highest Religious Affiliation
  52. Crane
  53. Crockett: Not the City
  54. Crosby
  55. Culberson
  56. Dallam: NM-OK-TX Tripoint; Mainly Marathons; Dalhart
  57. Dallas: The Grassy Knoll; Gary Coleman on the Grassy Knoll; Goin' Down to Garland; Small Change, Big Difference; Welcome to Utopia; Mutual Ownership Defense Housing; Residual Braniff
  58. Dawson: Farm to Market Roads
  59. De Witt
  60. Deaf Smith
  61. Delta
  62. Denton
  63. Dickens
  64. Dimmit
  65. Donley
  66. Duval
  67. Eastland: Carbon
  68. Ector
  69. Edwards
  70. El Paso: Leap Year Capital of the World; The Country Club Dispute; Bordersplit; What State U
  71. Ellis: Bluebonnet Trail
  72. Erath: Hundred Dollar Hamburger
  73. Falls: Texas Borderlocking
  74. Fannin: Letter: March? 1864, Bonham, Fannin County, Texas; Letter: March 27, 1864, Bonham, Fannin County, Texas
  75. Fayette
  76. Fisher
  77. Floyd
  78. Foard
  79. Fort Bend
  80. Franklin
  81. Freestone
  82. Frio
  83. Gaines
  84. Galveston
  85. Garza
  86. Gillespie: Presidential Distances; Fredericksburg Brewing Company
  87. Glasscock
  88. Goliad
  89. Gonzales: Presidential Places; Farm to Market Roads
  90. Gray
  91. Grayson: More Geo-BREWities
  92. Gregg
  93. Grimes
  94. Guadalupe
  95. Hale
  96. Hall: Named Like a Whole Other Country; Thanksgiving Towns
  97. Hamilton
  98. Hansford
  99. Hardeman
  100. Harding
  101. Harris: Largest county population in Texas (3,400,578 people in 2000 Census); He Went Thata Way; International Capitals in the USAHeterodox View; Eruvin; Residual Braniff
  102. Harrison
  103. Hartley: Mainly Marathons; Dalhart
  104. Haskell
  105. Hays: Wonder World Park
  106. Hemphill: Random Canadian
  107. Henderson
  108. Hidalgo: Interstate Highway Counties
  109. Hill
  110. Hockley
  111. Hood
  112. Hopkins
  113. Houston
  114. Howard
  115. Hudspeth: What the Dell?
  116. Hunt
  117. Hutchinson
  118. Irion
  119. Jackson
  120. Jackson
  121. Jasper
  122. Jeff Davis: Intersects with Mexico at a single point (only county in the United States with that characteristic); Jeff Davis; Time Zone Limits
  123. Jefferson
  124. Jim Hogg: Full Names
  125. Jim Wells
  126. Johnson
  127. Jones
  128. Karnes
  129. Kaufman
  130. Kendall: Creative Marketing
  131. Kenedy: Not Quite Obscure Enough; More Land than People
  132. Kent
  133. Kerr
  134. Kimble
  135. King: Not Quite Obscure Enough
  136. Kinney
  137. Kleberg
  138. Knox
  139. La Salle: No, Not That One
  140. Lamar
  141. Lamb: Solar System
  142. Lampasas: Texas Borderlocking
  143. Lavaca: Sweet Home, uh...; Spoetzl Brewery
  144. Lee
  145. Leon: More Than a Game
  146. Liberty
  147. Limestone: Texas Borderlocking
  148. Lipscomb
  149. Live Oak
  150. Llano: Atlantis Lite
  151. Loving: Smallest county population in Texas and the United States (67 people in 2000 Census); Is Everything Really Bigger in Texas?
  152. Lubbock
  153. Lynn
  154. Madison
  155. Marion
  156. Martin
  157. Mason
  158. Matagorda
  159. Maverick
  160. McCulloch
  161. McLennan: Texas Borderlocking
  162. McMullen
  163. Medina
  164. Menard
  165. Midland: Make Tracks to Midland
  166. Milam
  167. Mills: Texas Borderlocking
  168. Mitchell
  169. Montague
  170. Montgomery
  171. Moore: Cactus
  172. Morris
  173. Motley
  174. Nacogdoches
  175. Navarro
  176. Newton
  177. Nolan
  178. Nueces: Residual Braniff
  179. Ochiltree
  180. Oldham
  181. Orange: Is Everything Really Bigger in Texas?
  182. Palo Pinto: Carbon
  183. Panola: Shooting for H; The Hull Homes through the Years (Edwin Alonzo Hull family); Tex Ritter Museum
  184. Parker
  185. Parmer
  186. Pecos
  187. Polk
  188. Potter
  189. Presidio
  190. Rains
  191. Randall
  192. Reagan
  193. Real
  194. Red River: Letter: January 24, 1862, Camp McKnight, Red River County, Texas
  195. Reeves: Longest Distance in an Hour
  196. Refugio
  197. Roberts: More Land than People
  198. Robertson
  199. Rockwall: Smallest county in Texas (129 square miles); Is Everything Really Bigger in Texas?
  200. Runnels
  201. Rusk
  202. Sabine: Adjacent Counties, Same Name, Different States
  203. San Augustine
  204. San Jacinto
  205. San Patricio
  206. San Saba
  207. Schleicher
  208. Scurry
  209. Shackelford
  210. Shelby: Center of Power; Tenaha, Timpson, Bobo, and Blair
  211. Sherman
  212. Smith: The Other White House
  213. Somervell
  214. Starr
  215. Stephens
  216. Sterling
  217. Stonewall
  218. Sutton
  219. Swisher
  220. Tarrant
  221. Taylor
  222. Terrell
  223. Terry
  224. Throckmorton
  225. Titus
  226. Tom Gree: The Merrick Stripn
  227. Travis: Bitter End Bistro & Brewery
  228. Trinity: TGIF
  229. Tyler
  230. Upshur
  231. Upton
  232. Uvalde: Welcome to Utopia
  233. Val Verde: There's a Juno in Texas but not in Alaska
  234. Van Zandt
  235. Victoria
  236. Walker
  237. Waller
  238. Ward
  239. Washington: Birthplace of Texas
  240. Webb: 7 Flags Over Texas?; Colonias
  241. Wharton
  242. Wheeler
  243. Wichita
  244. Wilbarger
  245. Willacy: Barrier Island Superlatives
  246. Williamson: Hairy Man
  247. Wilson
  248. Winkler
  249. Wise
  250. Wood
  251. Yoakum
  252. Young
  253. Zapata: Border Pirates
  254. Zavala: Popeye the Sailor Man


Quick facts about Texas

Sources:

(1) U.S. Census Bureau FedStats - MapStats: 2000 Land Area; United States.
(2) U.S. Census Bureau American FactFinder: 2005 Population Estimates; Table GCT-T1.