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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

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 24
1890 139 479.2%
1900 1,257 804.3%
1910 2,396 90.6%
1920 4,107 71.4%
1930 6,812 65.9%
1940 4,994 −26.7%
1950 3,963 −20.6%
1960 2,870 −27.6%
1970 2,178 −24.1%
1980 1,950 −10.5%
1990 1,532 −21.4%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.


Church

Court

Land

Original Land Owners of Texas - Motley County  -  USGenWeb Archives

Local Histories

Books About Local History

"The Early History of Motley County" by Harry H. Campbell

"Of Such As These, A History of Motley County and it's Families" by Eleanor Mitchell Traweek

"Interments In Motley County, Texas to March 1977" by Rita Groves

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Queries

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Taxation

Timeline

Date Event Source
1876 County formed American State, County and Town Sources
1880 First Census Population of States and Counties of the United States 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundry changes after this year Population of States and Counties of the United States 1790-1990
1891 Court records recorded Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1891 Land records recorded Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1891 Marriage records recorded Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1891 Probate records recorded Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1903 Birth records recorded Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

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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