Collingsworth County

Collingsworth County, Texas

800 West Ave County Courthouse Box 10
Wellington, TX 79095
Phone: (806) 447-2408
Fax: (806) 447-2409
www.co.collingsworth.tx.us

On the southeastern border of TX panhandle, southwest of Amarillo; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar and Fannin counties. Name Origin: For Maj. James T. Collinsworth (1806-38), aide to Gen. Sam Houston (1793-1863), Republic of TX senator (1836), and first chief justice (1837). Clerical spelling error was allowed to stand

Area (sq mi):: 919.44 (land 918.80; water 0.64) Population per square mile: 3.20
Population 2005: 2,968 State rank: 229 Population change: 2000-20005 -7.40%; 1990-2000 -10.30% Population 2000: 3,206 (White 71.40%; Black or African American 5.30%; Hispanic or Latino 20.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 14.70%). Foreign born: 4.30%. Median age: 40.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,318; median household $25,438; Population below poverty level: 18.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,905-$28,636
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 4.00% Median travel time to work: 14.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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7 Michele Buhlert , who lives in Placerville, California, was hunting with her husband, son and cousin in Collingsworth County, Texas, when she killed her first buck: this 225-pound 8-pointer
Tarpley, (48) William Tarpley, a deputy of the Collingsworth County, Texas, police force, learned of a past affair involving his wife and Kerry Vestal.
The Division of Emergency Management (DEM), Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), with the authorization of Lieutenant Governor Bill Ratliff, is sending two Texas Army National Guard (TxARNG) Blackhawk helicopters and 12 personnel to help with fire suppression operations in Collingsworth County in the Texas panhandle near Childress.
5 mi E of Lutie, Collingsworth County, Texas, 14 May 1986, one specimen (TTU 11471).
has recently completed a new well in Collingsworth County, Texas on its Panoma property in the East Panhandle Field.
Of two specimens examined from Collingsworth County, Texas, one aligned with Gloc 5 and the other with Gloc 8.