Texas CountiesTexas is divided into 254 counties, more than any other U.S. 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
King County, Texas
King County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
William Phillip King, who died at the Battle of the Alamo
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
King County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas.Its county seat is Guthrie. King County has the third-smallest population of any county in the United States, ranking ahead of only Loving County, Texas and Kalawao County, Hawaii. The county was named for William Philip King, who died at the Battle of the Alamo.
More at Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. ","
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/KK/hck8.html (accessed November 6, 2008).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 913 square miles (2,366 kmē), of which, 912
square miles (2,363 kmē) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 kmē) of it (0.11%) is water.
Cities and Towns:
- Guthrie (County Seat)
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