Place:Dickens, Texas, United States

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NameDickens
Alt namesDickenssource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates33.617°N 100.767°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1876 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Dickens County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,444. Its county seat is Dickens. The county and city are both named for J. Dickens, who died at the Battle of the Alamo.

The Pitchfork Ranch is in Dickens and adjacent King County. It was managed from 1965 to 1986 by Jim Humphreys, who was also affiliated with the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock. The Matador Ranch, based in Motley County, once reached into Dickens County.

Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Dickens County in the Texas House of Representatives.

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
1891 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
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
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 28
1890 295
1900 1,151
1910 3,092
1920 5,876
1930 8,601
1940 7,847
1950 7,177
1960 4,963
1970 3,737
1980 3,539
1990 2,571

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