Cottle County, Texas

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Cottle County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 1,904. Cottle was founded in 1892. Cottle is named for George Washington Cottle, who died defending the Alamo. Cottle County was formerly one of forty-six prohibition, or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas. It now allows beer and wine sales. Its seat is Paducah[1].



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 902 square miles (2,336.2 km2), of which 901 square miles (2,333.6 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.05%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,904 people, 820 households, and 550 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,088 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.46% White, 9.87% Black or African American, 7.20% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. 18.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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