Yoakum County (C-8) is in western Texas on the southern High Plains, along the New Mexico border. The center of the county is at 32°10' north latitude and 102°50' west longitude. Plains, the county's seat of government, is fifty miles southwest of Lubbock. The area was named for Henderson King Yoakum. Yoakum County covers 800 square miles of nearly level terrain composed of sandy soils that support prairie grasses and some mesquite, yucca, shinnery oak, and sand sage. Elevations range from 3,400 to 3,900 feet above sea level.

Welcome to Yoakum County


Yoakum County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District and organized in 1907. Yoakum County was attached to Martin County from 1904 until 1907 for judicial purposes.

County seat: Plains. Area was Cheyenne, Comanche and Kiowa Indian territory until 1870.

Denver City Memorial Park

Latitude: 32.96321, Longitude: -102.87288

Denver City Memorial Park tombstone transcriptions & photographs are contributed by Connie Webb from her survey done in 2001. Information provided for use on the Yoakum County Genealogy Webpage includes name, dates and genealogy information such as H/O, W/O (husband of; wife of) or brief notes on military affiliations.

This page was last updated on 08/13/2017