Borden County, Texas

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Borden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 729. Its county seat is Gail[1]. Gail and Borden County are named for Gail Borden, Jr., businessman, publisher, surveyor, and inventor of condensed milk. Borden County is one of 30 prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas.[2]

According to 2007 Census estimates, Borden County is the fourth least populous county in the state of Texas, behind Loving, King, and Kenedy Counties[3], and it is the tenth least populous county in the United States[4].

The majority of the county is served by Borden County Independent School District. The weekly newspaper, the Borden Star, covers events for the school and county.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 906 square miles (2,346.5 km2), of which 899 square miles (2,328.4 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18.1 km2) (0.80%) is water.

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