Place:Stephens, Texas, United States

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Stephens County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 9,630. Its county seat is Breckenridge. The county was originally named Buchanan County, after U.S. President James Buchanan, but was renamed in 1861 for Alexander H. Stephens, the vice president of the Confederate States of America.

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
1876 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1876 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1876 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1879 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

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 230
1870 330
1880 4,725
1890 4,926
1900 6,466
1910 7,980
1920 15,403
1930 16,560
1940 12,356
1950 10,597
1960 8,885
1970 8,414
1980 9,926
1990 9,010

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