Place:Webb, Texas, United States

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Webb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the official 2010 census population for the county is 250,304. Its county seat is Laredo. Webb County was named after James Webb, who served as Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of State, and Attorney General of the Republic of Texas, and later judge of the United States District Court following the admission of Texas to statehood. By area, Webb County is the largest county in South Texas and one of the largest in the state. It is northeast from the Mexican border.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1846 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1851 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1851 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1852 Marriage 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
1900 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 1,397
1870 2,615
1880 5,273
1890 14,842
1900 21,851
1910 22,503
1920 29,152
1930 42,128
1940 45,916
1950 56,141
1960 64,791
1970 72,859
1980 99,258
1990 133,239

Note: Cameron, Encinal, Starr, Webb, Zapata: In 1850 Starr and Webb (including areas subsequently in Encinal and Zapata) were reported with Cameron.

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