Place:Shackelford, Texas, United States

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NameShackelford
Alt namesShackelfordsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates32.75°N 99.35°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1858 - )
See alsoBexar, Texas, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Milam, Texas, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Acampo
Albany
Eureka
Fort Griffin
Moran
Sedwick
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Shackelford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,378. Its county seat is Albany. The county is northeast of Abilene, the seat of Taylor County. Shackelford is named for Dr. John Shackelford, a Virginia physician who equipped soldiers at his own expense to fight in the Texas Revolution. Shackelford outfitted his troops in red uniforms, and they came to be called the "Shackelford Reds." Historic Fort Griffin, established in 1867, lies within Shackelford County.

During the last two weekends of June, the Fort Griffin Fandangle, a western musical production, is presented by Shackelford County residents in the Prairie Theater in Albany. The content of the program is changed each year. Begun in 1938, it is billed as "Texas' Oldest Outdoor Musical".

Timeline

Date Event Source
1858 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
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1874 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1874 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1875 Court 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 Marriage 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 44
1870 455
1880 2,037
1890 2,012
1900 2,461
1910 4,201
1920 4,960
1930 6,695
1940 6,211
1950 5,001
1960 3,990
1970 3,323
1980 3,915
1990 3,316

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