Carson County Time Line
1876 - Carson County Created
from Bexar District
1880s - Several ranches appeared, including the JA Ranch
of Charles Goodnight & John Adair, the Turkey Track
Ranch, the White Deer Ranch, 6666 Ranch
1886 - Southern Kansas Railway reached Texas. Panhandle
City was founded in 1887 as a temporary railhead. Rail
line reached town in 1888.
1887 - Settlers began to file on lands in Carson Co.
June 1888 - Panhandle City became Panhandle. Panhandle
became county seat when county was organized.
1889 - Church organized & courthouse built.
1890 - Population 356, 28 ranches or farms
1900 - Population 469
1921 - Oil & Natural Gas Discovered in Carson County
1930 - Population 7,745
1950 - Population 6,840
1990 - Population 6576
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