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Castro County, Texas

US county information
NameCastro County
US Area
Total Area899 sq mi (2328.4 km2)
Land Area898 sq mi (2325.8 km2)
Water Area1 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Population8062 (2010)
Density4/km2 (10.4/sq mi)

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Castro County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, its population was 8,285. It is named for Henri Castro, who was consul general to France for the Republic of Texas and the founder of a colony in Texas. The seat of the county is Dimmitt .

The county was organized in 1891, and a courthouse was built about the town square. Temporary county office space, meanwhile, was obtained from businessman J.N. Morrison. The ornate two-story courthouse was completed but was destroyed by lightning in 1906.

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