Culberson County, Texas

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Culberson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It is one of the nine counties that comprise the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas. In 2000, its population was 2,975. Culberson was founded in 1911. It is named for David B. Culberson, a lawyer and Confederate soldier in the American Civil War. The seat of the county is Van Horn[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,813 square miles (9,875.6 km2), of which 3,812 square miles (9,873.0 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.01%) is water. The largest part of Guadalupe Mountains National Park lies in the northwest corner of the county, including McKittrick Canyon, one of the most beautiful spots in Texas, and Guadalupe Peak, the highest natural point in Texas at 8,751 feet (2,667 m).

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