King County, Texas

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King County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 356, and had dropped to 286 according to a 2009 estimate.[1] Its county seat is Guthrie[2]. King County has the third smallest population of any county in the United States, ranking ahead of only Loving County, Texas, and Kalawao County, Hawaii. The county was named for William Philip King, who died at the Battle of the Alamo.

The Pitchfork Ranch, founded 1883, is situated in King and adjacent Dickens County. It was managed from 1965-1986 by Jim Humphreys, who was also affiliated with the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 913 square miles (2,364 km²), of which 912 square miles (2,361 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2.4 km²) (0.11%) is water.

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