Pecos County, Texas

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Pecos County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas which is named for the Pecos River. It is one of the nine counties that comprise the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas. In 2000, its population was 16,809. The county seat is Fort Stockton.[2]

Oilman and rancher Clayton W. Williams, Sr., served for sixteen years as a Pecos county commissioner. His father, attorney Oscar Waldo Williams, earlier served a decade as Pecos county judge. Clayton Wheat Williams, Jr., the 1990 Republican gubernatorial nominee, was reared in Fort Stockton but resides in Midland.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 12,341 square kilometers (4,765 sq mi). 12,338 km2 (4,764 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km2 (1 sq mi) of it (0.02%) is water.

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