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Tom Green County, Texas

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The county was established by the state legislature on March 13, 1874, and named after Thomas Green, a Confederate brigadier general. It originally comprised an area over 60,000 square miles.

The original county seat was the town of Ben Ficklin. In 1882, flood waters of the Concho River destroyed the town and drowned 65 people. The county seat was moved to Santa Angela. In 1883, the town's name was officially changed to San Angelo by the United States Post Office. Following completion of the Santa Fe Railway in September 1888, the county has increase its cattle production to an estimated export of 3,500 to 5,000 railroad cars. In 1889, San Angelo became incorporated to a city, and the Fort Concho shut down after 22 years of operation.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Communities

  • Ben Ficklin
  • Carlsbad
  • Christoval

Goodfellow AFB

  • Grape Creek
  • Harriett
  • Knickerbocker
  • Mereta
  • San Angelo (County Seat)
  • Tankersley
  • Vancourt
  • Veribest
  • Wall
  • Water Valley



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

USS Tom Green County LST-1159