Place:Gray, Texas, United States

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NameGray
Alt namesGraysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.417°N 101.817°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1876 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Gray County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 22,535. The county seat is Pampa. Gray County is named for Peter W. Gray, a Confederate lawyer and soldier in the American Civil War.

Gray County is part of the Pampa Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Gray County was the center of the White Deer Lands Management Company, which ceased operations in 1957. The history of the company is the theme of the White Deer Land Museum in Pampa, but company archives are at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon. Timothy Dwight Hobart, the White Deer land agent from 1903 to 1924, was elected mayor of Pampa in 1927.

The Clinton-Oklahoma-Western Railroad Company of Texas served Gray County with service to Hemphill County at the Oklahoma border. Another line then connected eastward to Clinton, Oklahoma. There was an eleven-mile extension of the COW-T from rural nHeaton to the former oil camp of Coltexo in Gray County. Originally a Frank Kell property, the COW-T was acquired in 1928 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, which then leased it in 1931 to the former Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway.

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
1902 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1902 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1902 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
1903 Court 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 56
1890 203
1900 480
1910 3,405
1920 4,663
1930 22,090
1940 23,911
1950 24,728
1960 31,535
1970 26,949
1980 26,386
1990 23,967

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