Place:Castro, Texas, United States

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NameCastro
Alt namesCastrosource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.533°N 102.267°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1876 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Castro County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 8,062. The county seat is Dimmitt.

The county was organized in 1891, and a courthouse was built about the town square. It was named for Henri Castro, who was consul general to France for the Republic of Texas and the founder of a colony in Texas. Temporary county office space, meanwhile, was obtained from businessman J.N. Morrison. The ornate two-story courthouse was completed but was destroyed by lightning in 1906.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1876 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1891 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1891 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1891 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1892 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1890 9
1900 400
1910 1,850
1920 1,948
1930 4,720
1940 4,631
1950 5,417
1960 8,923
1970 10,394
1980 10,556
1990 9,070

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