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Hudspeth County, Texas

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

A new county was officially organized from eastern El Paso County in February 1917. It was first to have been called Darlington County, then Turney County, before it was finally named for state senator Claude Benton Hudspeth of El Paso.

The land was first inhabited by the Jornada Mogollón Indians c. 900-1350 A.D. Later, the Mescalero Apaches, greeted later European travelers and explorers, who learned to avoid springs frequented by them. Among these was Indian Hot Springs, a sacred place to the Apaches, who used the medicinal water to heal wounds.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Acala
  • Allamoore
  • Birchville
  • Cornudas
  • Dell City
  • Desert Haven
  • Esperanza
  • Etholen
  • Finlay
  • Fort Hancock
  • Fort Quitman
  • McNary
  • Salt Flat
  • Sierra Blanca (County Seat)

Links

Wikipedia

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Genealogy Trails

1967 Article from the El Paso Times