Tom Green County, TX

Tom Green Co., TX

Tom Green County, TX


The county was established by the state legislature on March 13, 1874, and named for Thomas Green, a Confederate brigadier general. It originally comprised an area of over 60,000 square miles (160,000 km2).

The original county seat was the town of Ben Ficklin. In 1882, flood waters of the Concho River destroyed the town and drowned 65 people. The county seat was moved to Santa Angela. In 1883, the town's name was changed to San Angelo by the post office.

Modern Day Adjacent Counties

Coke County, TX (north)
Runnels County, TX (northeast)
Concho County, TX (east)
Schleicher County, TX (south)
Irion County, TX (west)
Reagan County, TX (far west)
Sterling County, TX (northwest)

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