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Swisher County, Texas

US county information
NameSwisher County
StateTexas
SeatTulia
US Area
Total Area901 sq mi (2333.6 km2)
Land Area900 sq mi (2331 km2)
Water Area1 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Population7854 (2010)
Density4/km2 (10.4/sq mi)
Founded1876

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Swisher County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 8,378. Its seat is Tulia . The county is named for James G. Swisher, a soldier of the Texas Revolution and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Swisher County is one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.

At one time, the large JA Ranch, founded by Charles Goodnight and John George Adair, and later owned by Goodnight and Cornelia Adair, reached into six counties, including Swisher.


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