Tom Green County, Texas

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Tom Green County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. It is part of the San Angelo Metropolitan Statistical Area. Tom Green County's population was 104,010 as of the 2000 census. Its county seat is San Angelo.[1]

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History

The county was established by the state legislature on March 13, 1874, and named for Thomas Green, a Confederate brigadier general. It originally comprised an area of over 60,000 square miles (160,000 km2).

The original county seat was the town of Ben Ficklin. In 1882, flood waters of the Concho River destroyed the town and drowned 65 people. The county seat was moved to Santa Angela. In 1883, the town's name was changed to San Angelo by the post office.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,541 square miles (3,990 km²), of which 1,522 square miles (3,942 km²) is land and 18 square miles (48 km²) (1.20%) is water.

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