Jones County, Texas

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Jones County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, it population was 20,785. It is included in the Abilene, Texas, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Anson[1]. Both the county and its county seat are named for Anson Jones, the fifth president of the Republic of Texas. Jones County is one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.

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Notable residents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 937 square miles (2,426.8 km2), of which 931 square miles (2,411.3 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km2) (0.66%) is water.

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