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Texas is divided into two hundred and fifty-four counties, more than any other state. Texas was originally divided into municipalities, a unit of local government under Spanish and Mexican rule. When the Republic of Texas gained its independence in 1836, there were 23 municipalities, which became the original Texas counties. Many of these would later be divided into new counties. The most recent county to be created was Kenedy County in 1921. The most recent county to be organized was Loving County in 1931

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Foard County, Texas

Foard County Education, Geography, and History

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Foard County is a county located in the state of Texas. Based on the 2010 census, its population was 1,336. Its county seat is Crowell, which is also the county's only incorporated community. The county is named for Robert Levi Foard, an attorney and American Civil War soldier.

Etymology - Origin of Foard County Name

Robert Levi Foard, an attorney and Civil War soldier

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Foard County History

Foard County is a county located in the US state of Texas. It is named for Robert Levi Foard, an attorney and American Civil War soldier. Its county seat is Crowell, which is also the county's only incorporated community.

Handbook of Texas Online
In 1891, Foard County was marked off from lands previously assigned to Cottle, King, Knox, and Hardeman County. Witherspoon had circulated a petition for the county's organization and presented it to the state legislature. Although Beaver County was the original name proposed, the county was named for Robert Foard because he was the law partner of an influential member of the committee that reported on the bill to establish the county. Shortly after the county was authorized on March 3, 1891, the new townsites of Foard City and Crowell vied to become the county seat; a third townsite, Sandrock, was also a contender for a brief time. Crowell was chosen after an election on April 27, 1891. J. C. Roberts was elected county judge, G. W. Thompson county clerk, and S. J. Moore sheriff. Nine school districts were established More at
John Leffler, "FOARD COUNTY," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf06), accessed January 23, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.


Geography

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 708 square miles (1,833 km2), of which, 707 square miles (1,830 km2) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km2) of it (0.14%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Hardeman County (north)
  • Wilbarger County (east)
  • Baylor County (southeast)
  • Knox County (south)
  • King County (southwest)
  • Cottle County (west)

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