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Jeff Davis County, Texas

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Historical and Genealogical Website

1887 - Present  

My name is Betty Miller, your new county coordinator. I have been a TXGenWeb volunteer for nearly 13 years, and I would like to welcome you to Jeff Davis County, Texas, a member of the TXGenWeb Project. I 'adopted' Jeff Davis County, Texas 8 February 2013. I'm always in the need of volunteers to furnish data to place on the web site. If you'd be interested in helping, please let me know.Any questions or comments regarding the Jeff Davis County Website can be directed to Patsy Vinson and I.

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History of Fort Davis and Jeff Davis County

Fort Davis, the county seat of Jeff Davis County, is on Limpia Creek at the intersection of Hwys 17 and 118, 80 miles northeast of Presidio and 175 miles southeast of El Paso. The precursor of the town was a rough-and-tumble settlement known as Chihuahua, that was formed just southwest of the military post of Fort Davis after it was established in 1854.

Military History

Fort Davis, established in 1854, was the first military post to guard the wilderness routes of pioneers and prospectors and the waters of Limpia Creek. It was de-activated in 1891, and is now a superb example of frontier forts of that era as reflected in its museum and reconstructed buildings.

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Your County Coordinator as of 8 February 2013.

Patsy Vinson is now Jeff Davis County - Co.CC.

This site is maintained by Betty Teal Miller and Patsy Finley Vinson. Content of this site has been gathered from many sources and transcribed records. Therefore, errors may occur. When doubting the accuracy of data contained herein, go to the actual records.  If you find any inaccurate data, please let us know.  The information contained in this website is for your personal use only.  All pages, compilations, transcriptions and abstracts are protected by copyright law and may not be published in whole or in part without written consent of the author, contributor and/or webmaster. My sincere thanks is given to everyone who contributed and maintained this web site before me.

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This page last updated 16 May 2016.

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