Place:Wheeler, Texas, United States

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NameWheeler
Alt namesWheelersource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.417°N 100.267°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1876 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Wheeler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,410. Its county seat is Wheeler. Officially formed in 1876, the county is named for Royal Tyler Wheeler, a chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court.

Wheeler County was one of 30 prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas. However, in approximately 2010, the community of Shamrock, located in Wheeler County at the intersection of Interstate 40 (old Route 66) and US Highway 83, voted to allow liquor sales. Within the city limits of Shamrock is the only place to purchase liquor in Wheeler County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1876 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1879 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1879 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1879 Probate records recorded 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
1881 Land 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 512
1890 778
1900 636
1910 5,258
1920 7,397
1930 15,555
1940 12,411
1950 10,317
1960 7,947
1970 6,434
1980 7,137
1990 5,879

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