Place:Palo Pinto, Texas, United States

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Palo Pinto County is a county located in the Western Cross Tmbers Ecoregion in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 28,111. The county seat is Palo Pinto.

Palo Pinto County comprises the Mineral Wells Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as part of the DallasFort Worth Combined Statistical Area.

Upham Oil and Gas Company has operated in Palo Pinto County since its founding in 1956 by the late Chet Upham of Mineral Wells, who was also the chairman of the Texas Republican Party from 1979-1983. The company is now run by his son, Chester Robert Upham, III.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1856 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1858 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1858 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1858 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1858 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
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 1,524
1870 0
1880 5,885
1890 8,320
1900 12,291
1910 19,506
1920 23,431
1930 17,576
1940 18,456
1950 17,154
1960 20,516
1970 28,962
1980 24,062
1990 25,055

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