Place:Deaf Smith, Texas, United States

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NameDeaf Smith
Alt namesDeaf Smithsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.967°N 102.6°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1876 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Deaf Smith County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,372. The county seat is Hereford, which is known as the "Beef Capital of the World".

The Hereford Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Deaf Smith County.

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History

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In 1876 the state legislature identified and named the county, but it was not organized until 1890, with the town of LaPlata as the original county seat. The county was named for Erastus "Deaf" Smith (1787–1837), a partially deaf scout and soldier who served in the Texas Revolution. He was the first to reach the Alamo after its fall. The pronunciation of "Deaf", like that of Smith himself, is "Deef". However, most people in Deaf Smith County pronounce it "Deaf".

This county was also selected as an alternate site for a possible nuclear waste disposal repository but was later dropped. Jesse Frank Ford, founder of Arrowhead Mills, led the opposition to the Deaf Smith site on grounds of contamination of the Ogallala Aquifer, the source of much of the water supply for West Texas.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1876 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 Probate 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
1880 38
1890 179
1900 843
1910 3,942
1920 3,747
1930 5,979
1940 6,056
1950 9,111
1960 13,187
1970 18,999
1980 21,165
1990 19,153

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