Gray County, Texas

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Gray County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 22,744. Gray County is named for Peter W. Gray, a Confederate lawyer and soldier in the American Civil War. The seat of the county is Pampa[1].

Gray County is part of the Pampa Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Gray County was the center of the White Deer Lands Management Company, which ceased operations in 1957. The history of the company is the theme of the White Deer Land Museum in Pampa, but company archives are at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon. Timothy Dwight Hobart, the White Deer land agent from 1903-1924, was elected mayor of Pampa in 1927.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 929 square miles (2,406.1 km2), of which 928 square miles (2,403.5 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.10%) is water.

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