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Jack County, Texas

Cities, Towns & Communities

Bryson | Jacksboro - county seat | Lick Branch | Newport | Post Oak

History

History of Jack County 1922. This county was created from the territory of Cooke County in 1856 and given a county government on July 7, 1857. Young County to the West marked the extreme limit of settlement before the war, and in 1860 Jack County was credited with a population of 1,688. It illustrates the retrogression of the war decade to compare that popu­lation with the figures for 1870, at which time the census gave the county a population of 694 inhabitants. All industry came to an end and the majority of settlers retired to the more secure localities within the secondary line of frontier defenses. Continue Reading Jack County History Written in 1922 >>

Location

Jacksboro, TX 33° 13' 6.4128" N, 98° 9' 31.1616" W


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