Seated in northeastern Texas against the Oklahoma
border is Wilbarger County. The County
was established in 1858 from lands formerly assigned to the Bexar District. Its
rolling plains are surfaced by sandy, loam, and waxy soils that support tall
grasses, mesquite, and oak trees. Wilbarger is bordered by the Texas counties of
Hardeman, and the Oklahoma
Tillman. Until the 1870s, the
area that is now Wilbarger County was part of the buffalo hunting ground of the
Wanderers Band of Comanche. The first Great Western Trail drives came through
the county and crossed the Red River near Doan's Crossing.
This website is maintained by
Colleen Pustola. If you have anything to contribute, any suggestions for
inclusion on the site, or simply want to send a friendly greeting, just
email me! I'd love to hear from you.
State Coordinator is
Cullum. If you would like to join us, have a look at the counties page. Should your county of
choice already be adopted, Shirley keeps a waiting list she can add you to.
I'm sorry, but I do not live in Texas and am unable to help you with local
Pictured in the sidebar of this page: (top)
Wilbarger County's first courthouse, built in 1890; (bottom) Corwin Doan's
store, built in 1878.