Place:Yoakum, Texas, United States

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NameYoakum
Alt namesYoakumsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates33.167°N 102.833°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1876 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Yoakum County is a county located in the far western portion of the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,879. Its county seat is Plains. The county is named for Henderson King Yoakum, a Texas historian.

Until the passage of a liquor sales referendum held on May 11, 2013, Yoakum had been one of nineteen remaining prohibition or entirely dry counties within the state of Texas. Voters in Denver City also approved a separate referendum to permit liquor sales within that community.

In 1965, Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Number 5927 was placed at the county courthouse, acknowledging the creation of the county in 1876.

Until after 1900, the county contained primarily nomadic buffalo hunters and a few scattered ranchers. Yoakum County was organized in 1907, and the population increased to 602 because of the sale of state land deeds.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1876 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1907 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1907 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1907 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1907 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1907 Probate 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
1890 4
1900 26
1910 602
1920 504
1930 1,263
1940 5,354
1950 4,339
1960 8,032
1970 7,344
1980 8,299
1990 8,786

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