Motley Co. TXGenWeb
What's New in Motley Co.
updated 4/29/2009

Confederate Pension Applications index
Connections to Motley Co.

Landmarks & Vanished Communities

Marriages 1898 to 1911

Newspaper Clippings




Births, 1926-1992
Deaths, 1964-1999
Marriages, 1966-2002
Divorces, 1968-2001

Books about Motley Co.:
"The Early History of Motley County" by Harry H. Campbell

"Of Such As These, A History of Motley County and it's Families" by Eleanor Mitchell Traweek

"Interments In Motley County, Texas to March 1977" by Rita Groves

Four Corners (Formerly known as Frog Hollow)
Gilpin (originally named Poet)Matador
Old Lyman was a postoffice in a family home from 1883 - 1885
Roaring Springs
Tee Pee City
White Star
Dutchman Creek (Formerly known as Walnut Creek)

Alfred Hightower Barton
Charlie David Bird
Henry Harrison Campbell
Arthur G. Ligertwood
Murdo MacKenzie
Albert Carroll Traweek

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The History of Motley Co.

Motley County
Formed from
Young and Bexar Territories. Created August 21, 1876.  Organized February 5, 1891. 
Named in honor of Dr. Junius William Mottley, 1811-1836. 
Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. 
Aide to General Rusk at the Battle of San Jacinto where he was mortally wounded.

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Camp Resolution
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Matador Land and Cattle Company
Matador Ranch
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