Place:Erath, Texas, United States

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Erath County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 37,890. The county seat is Stephenville. It is named for George Bernard Erath, an early surveyor and a soldier at the Battle of San Jacinto.

Erath County is also home to two of North America's largest renewable natural gas plants. The largest is located at Huckabay Ridge, near Stephenville. The second largest is located outside of Dublin at Rio Leche Estates. On November 4, 2008, Erath County voters elected to allow the sale of beer and wine in the county for off-premise consumption.

Erath County should not be confused with the city of Earth, which is located in the Texas Panhandle in Lamb County, approximately 200 miles northwest of Erath County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1856 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1866 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1866 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1869 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year 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

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 2,425
1870 1,801
1880 11,796
1890 21,594
1900 29,966
1910 32,095
1920 28,385
1930 20,804
1940 20,760
1950 18,434
1960 16,236
1970 18,141
1980 22,560
1990 27,991

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