Place:Motley, Texas, United States

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NameMotley
Alt namesMotleysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.067°N 100.783°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1876 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Motley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,210. Its county seat is Matador. It is named for Junius William Mottley, an aide to General Thomas Jefferson Rusk and a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Mottley died in 1836 in the Battle of San Jacinto. Mottley's name is spelled incorrectly because the bill establishing the county misspelled his name. Motley County is one of thirty prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.

Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Motley 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 24
1890 139
1900 1,257
1910 2,396
1920 4,107
1930 6,812
1940 4,994
1950 3,963
1960 2,870
1970 2,178
1980 1,950
1990 1,532

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