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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

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.

[edit section]▼Timeline 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

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)

 

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