Place:Bandera, Texas, United States

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Bandera County, formed in 1856 from Bexar and Uvalde counties, is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population is 20,485. Its county seat is Bandera. Bandera County is officially recognized as the "Cowboy Capital of the World" by the Texas Legislature. Bandera is named for the Spanish word for flag. (See List of Texas county name etymologies.)

Bandera County is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1837 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1857 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 399
1870 649
1880 2,158
1890 3,795
1900 5,332
1910 4,921
1920 4,001
1930 3,784
1940 4,234
1950 4,410
1960 3,892
1970 4,747
1980 7,084
1990 10,562

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