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Pecos County, Texas

US county information
NamePecos County
StateTexas
SeatFort Stockton
US Area
Total Area4765 sq mi (12341.4 km2)
Land Area4764 sq mi (12338.8 km2)
Water Area1 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Population16809 (2000)
Density1.4/km2 (3.5/sq mi)
Founded1871

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Pecos County is a county located in Texas which is named for the Pecos River. It is one of the nine counties that comprise the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas. In 2000, its population was 16,809. The county seat is Fort Stockton.

Oilman and rancher Clayton W. Williams, Sr., served for sixteen years as a Pecos county commissioner. His father, attorney Oscar Waldo Williams, earlier served a decade as Pecos county judge. Clayton Wheat Williams, Jr., the 1990 Republican gubernatorial nominee, was reared in Fort Stockton but resides in Midland.


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