Motley County, Texas

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Map data ©2010 - Terms of UseLarger mapName Motley
 
Alt names Motley source: Getty Vocabulary Program
 
Type County
 
Coordinates 34.067°N 100.783°W
 
Located in Texas, United States    (1876 - )
 
 
 
 
.Contained Places
 
Inhabited place
 
Doughtery
 
Flomot
 
Folley
 
Mac Bain
 
Matador
 
Northfield
 
Roaring Springs
 
Russellville
 
Whiteflatsource: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
 
source: Family History Library Catalog
 
the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
 
Motley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 1,426. It is named for Junius William Mottley, who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence, who died in the Battle of San Jacinto; its name is spelled differently than his because the bill establishing the county misspelled Mottley's name. Motley County is one of 30 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas. Its seat is Matador.
 
 
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Date  Event  Source 
 
1876  County formed  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 
 
1891  Court records recorded  Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources 
 
1891  Land records recorded  Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources 
 
1891  Marriage records recorded  Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources 
 
1891  Probate records recorded  Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources 
 
1903  Birth records recorded  Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources 
 
 
[edit section]▼Population History
 
source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
 
Census Year  Population 
 
1880  24 
 
1890  139 
 
1900  1,257 
 
1910  2,396 
 
1920  4,107 
 
1930  6,812 
 
1940  4,994 
 
1950  3,963 
 
1960  2,870 
 
1970  2,178 
 
1980  1,950 
 
1990  1,532
 
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Courthouse
P. O. Box 66
Matador, TX 79244-0066

(806) 347-2621

District Clerk
P. O. Box 66
Matador, TX 79244-0066

(806) 347-2621

County Clerk
P. O. Box 66
Matador, TX 79244-0066

(806) 347-2621

History

The first settlers arrived in 1878. The first settlement was Matador in 1891.

Parent County

1876--Motley County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Matador.

Named in honor of Dr. Junius William Mottley, 1811-1836, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and aide to General Rusk at the Battle of San Jacinto where he was mortally wounded. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1944--Motley County Courthouse, built about 1904, was destroyed by fire Sept 1944.  No vital records were lost, but some were damaged by water.[2]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns
  • Flomot
  • Four Corners
  • Matador
  • Northfield
  • Roaring Springs
  • TeePee City
  • Whiteflat
  • White Star
  • Duchman Creek 

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Land

Original Land Owners of Texas - Motley County  -  USGenWeb Archives

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

Old Newspaper Clippings  -  Motley County TXGenWeb

Motley County Tribune

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Motley County Library
1105 Main Street
P.O. Box 557
Matador, TX 79244

Motley Co. Chamber of Commerce
828 Dundee St.
(Old Traweek Hospital)
P. O. Box 788
Matador, TX 79244
806-347-2968

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. GenDisasters.com (http://www.gendisasters.com) Matador, TX Motley County Courthouse Fire, Sept 1944 (http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17519/matador-tx-courthouse-fire-sept-1944)