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

Midland is the county seat of Midland County and extends into Martin County.

Official Website

History

Midland was established in June 1881 as Midway Station, on the Texas and Pacific Railway. It earned its name because of its central location between Fort Worth and El Paso, but because there were already other towns in Texas by the name of Midway, the city changed its name to Midland in January 1884 when it was granted its first Post Office.

Midland became the county seat of Midland County in March 1885, when that county was first organized and separated from Tom Green County.

By 1890, it had become one of the most important cattle shipping centers in the state. The city was incorporated in 1906.

Links

Wikipedia

Texas & Pacific Railroad

Permian Basin

Yates Oil Field

Spraberry Field