About Carson County
Carson County, in the center of
the Panhandle and on the eastern edge of the Texas High
Plains, is bounded on the north by Hutchinson County, on
the west by Potter County, on the south by Armstrong
County, and on the east by Gray County. Carson County
was named for Samuel P. Carson, the first secretary of
state of the Republic of Texas.
Carson County has a balanced and
diversified economy based on ranching, farming, oil,
transportation, and the Pantex plant. Most of the
farmland is located in the eastern part of the county,
while the western part remains ranchland. In the 1940s
and 1950s many local farmers drilled irrigation wells to
tap the Ogallala Aquifer, and by the 1980s about 33
percent of cultivated land in the county was irrigated.
The local agricultural economy remained relatively
static after the 1940s; by 1982, land under cultivation
totaled 281,424 acres. The number of farms and farmers
declined, however, as mechanization led to a growth in
farm size and corresponding decline in the number of
The population of the county also remained essentially
stable after World War II. It rose from 6,624 in 1940 to
6,852 in 1950, and again to 7,781 by 1960. It declined
somewhat during the 1960s to 6,358 in 1970, then rose
again to 6,672 in 1980. In 1990 the population of the
county was to be 6,576. The bulk of the county's
population now lives in its towns, which include White
Deer, Skellytown, Groom, and Rocky Mount. Panhandle
(1990 population 2,353) is Carson County's largest town
and its seat of government.
To post your Queries, Biographies,
Bible Records, Deeds, Obituaries,
Pensions, and Wills, please visit the new Rootsweb
for Carson County, Texas.
Carson County Message
War I and World War II
Texas Panhandle Casualties
and Missing in Action
World War I
World War II
NARA -- Access to Military
Service and Pension Records
The National Archives
and Records Administration (NARA) is the
official repository for records of military
personnel who have been discharged from the
U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and
County Family Genealogies
If you would like to
submit your Carson County Family Genealogy
for inclusion on the page, please send it as
an e-mail attachment to me at TimeTrvlrO@aol.com.
text-only (.txt) formatting is preferred.
also send it in one or two emails,
if you'd like... 8-)
Your genealogy does
not have to be exclusive to Carson County,
but your family should have been residents
of the county for a period of time.
Photos can be added to
your family page.
Submit them in .jpg, .gif, or .bmp format
submitted by Elnora
Texas Panhandle Ranches
Ranches.org is home for several
Texas panhandle ranches.
Included on the site, which is
maintained by rancher Jay O'Brien,
ranch histories, and information
about the McLean
The Swamp--O'Brien Ranch,
the JA, The Circle,
and the Exell Ranch.
John G. O'Brien, G.W. O'Brien,
Will O'Brien, Exie Eagan O'Brien,
James Christopher Paul,
and Howard Paul.
feature of the page is
Judge Howard Paul's memories of
Early Days in Carson
Search the Carson
Surname Helper is a surname engine for
queries and surname registrations
posted on various genealogy sites.
My name is LaRae
Halsey-Brooks, and my
Eireann Brooks, and I are the County
for the Carson County TXGenWeb
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or volunteer in another capacity
for the Carson County TXGenWeb Project
let us know.
LaRae & Eireann
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