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Hamilton County, Texas

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In 1858 the Sixth Texas Legislature formed Hamilton County, named after James Hamilton Jr.

In 1867, Comanche raiders attacked a school where Ann Whitney was the teacher. She helped students escape before finally succumbing to 18 Comanche arrows.

In 1950, Ollie P. Roberts (also known as Ollie L. Roberts, "Brushy Bill" Roberts, or William Henry Roberts), a resident of Hico during the late 1940s, claimed to have been the outlaw Billy The Kid. The assertion is based on a legend that Patrick F. Garrett helped Billy fake his own death. Hico Chamber of Commerce responded by opening a Billy The Kid Museum.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Carlton
  • Cranfills Gap (part)
  • Evant
  • Fairy
  • Hamilton (County Seat)
  • Hico
  • Indian Gap
  • Jonesboro (part)
  • McGirk (Ghost Town)
  • Ohio
  • Pottsville
  • Shive
  • Sunshine



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