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  • Landon Denton Duggins (1912 - 1993)
    Son of Nicholas and Mary Denton Duggins.
  • Asa Elmer "Ace" Reid, Jr. (1925 - 1991)
    Asa Elmer (Ace) Reid, Jr., cowboy cartoonist, son of Asa E. Reid, Sr., and Callie Bishop, was born on March 10, 1925, at Lelia Lake, in Donley County, Texas, the first of two children. Growing up durin...
  • Barbara "Maxine" Torian (1937 - 2020)
    Barbara Maxine Payne Torian, 82, passed away peacefully in a Dallas hospital Monday, June 8, 2020. Maxine was the oldest of three siblings and has several nieces, nephews and great-nieces/nephews. She...
  • Charles Goodnight (cattle rancher) ["father of the Texas Panhandle"] (1836 - 1929)
    an additional source: And most recent.. movie "Lonesome Dove" depicted his life.Charles Goodnight, Jr. was born in 1836 on the farm now owned by Willis Wolf, Jr. He grew up with three other siblings an...
  • Harold Dow Bugbee (1900 - 1963)
    Harold Dow Bugbee (August 15, 1900 – March 27, 1963) was an American Western artist, illustrator, painter, and curator of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas. Bugbee sought with c...

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Donley County, Texas.

Donley County was established in 1876 from land given by the Bexar District. It is named for Stockton P. Donley, justice of the state supreme court.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Communities

  • Clarendon (County Seat)
  • Hedley
  • Howardwick
  • Lelia Lake



Donley County Courthouse & Jail

Saint's Roost Museum

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