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Yoakum County, Texas

US county information
NameYoakum County
StateTexas
SeatPlains
US Area
Total Area800 sq mi (2072 km2)
Land Area800 sq mi (2072 km2)
Population7322 (2000)
Density4/km2 (10.4/sq mi)
Founded1876

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Yoakum County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population was 7,322. Its county seat is Plains . The county is named for Henderson King Yoakum, a Texas historian. Yoakum County is one of 30 prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas. In 1965, Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Number 5927 was placed at the county courthouse, acknowledging the 1876 creation of the county.

The county contained primarily nomadic buffalo hunters and a few scattered ranchers until after 1900. The county organized in 1907, and population increased to 602 due to sale of state land deeds.


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