Swisher County

Swisher County, Texas

County Courthouse 119 S Maxwell St
Tulia, TX 79088
Phone: (806) 995-3294
Fax: (806) 995-4121

In central TX panhandle, south of Amarillo; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For James Gibson Swisher (1795-1864), Republic of TX soldier and a signer of the TX Declaration of Independence (1836)

Area (sq mi):: 900.68 (land 900.43; water 0.25) Population per square mile: 8.70
Population 2005: 7,828 State rank: 179 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.60%; 1990-2000 3.00% Population 2000: 8,378 (White 57.90%; Black or African American 5.80%; Hispanic or Latino 35.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 22.20%). Foreign born: 4.90%. Median age: 34.60
Income 2000: per capita $14,326; median household $29,846; Population below poverty level: 17.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,683-$28,611
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 17.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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By the 1980s, more than 225,000 acres in Swisher County, where I was born in its county seat, Tulia, were irrigated.
White's map shows the opposite, though it's interesting to see he received a decent amount of support in Swisher County and in pockets of northeast Texas.
A wildfire near the rural community of Claytonville destroyed two homes in southeastern Swisher County around midday.
When the story went national, 500 other Tulia citizens responded to the negative publicity by crowding into the Swisher County Memorial Building for a rally in support of law enforcement officials.
Mammal remains from owl pellets from two localities in Swisher County, Texas.
The other aunt, my father's only sister, lives in Tulia as she always has, in the wing of the Swisher County Hospital now used as an assisted-living facility.
On 18 June 1990, during the course of field work relating to mammalian biodiversity on the Llano Estacado, owl pellets were collected from two localities in Swisher County, Texas.
Owen and Hamilton (1986) listed a record of this species for Swisher County following Davis (1974), who provided no precise locality.