Childress County, Texas

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Childress County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 7,688. It is named for George Campbell Childress, the author of the Texas Declaration of Independence. The seat of the county is Childress[1].

The Bradley 3 Ranch, operated by matriarch Minnie Lou Bradley, is entirely in Childress County but has a Memphis (Hall County) mailing address.

County and regional history is preserved in the Childress County Heritage Museum in downtown Childress.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 714 square miles (1,849.3 km2), of which 710 square miles (1,838.9 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.46%) is water.

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