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King County, Texas

US county information
NameKing County
US Area
Total Area913 sq mi (2364.7 km2)
Land Area912 sq mi (2362.1 km2)
Water Area1 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Population286 (2010)
Density0.15/km2 (0.4/sq mi)

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King County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 356, and dropped to 233 according to the 2010 Census. Its county seat is Guthrie. King County has the third smallest population of any county in the United States, ranking ahead of only Loving County, Texas, and Kalawao County, Hawaii. The county was named for William Philip King, who died at the Battle of the Alamo.

The Pitchfork Ranch, founded 1883, is situated in King and adjacent Dickens County. It was managed from 1965-1986 by Jim Humphreys, who was also affiliated with the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock.

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