Zapata County, Texas

related topics
{household, population, female}
{county, mile, population}

Zapata County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 12,182. Its county seat is Zapata[1]. Zapata is named for Colonel Jose Antonio de Zapata, a rancher in the area who rebelled against Mexico.

The South Texas Oil Boom included wells drilled in Zapata County in the early 1920s through the work of Laredo industrialist Oliver Winfield Killam, a Missouri native who once served as an Oklahoma state legislator.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,058 square miles (2,740 km²), of which 997 square miles (2,582 km²) is land and 61 square miles (159 km²) (5.80%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties and municipios

National protected area

Government and politics

Full article ▸

related documents
Lee County, Mississippi
Jasper County, South Carolina
Owsley County, Kentucky
Florence County, South Carolina
Claiborne County, Mississippi
Graham County, Arizona
Greer County, Oklahoma
Knox County, Maine
Washoe County, Nevada
Winneshiek County, Iowa
Humphreys County, Mississippi
La Plata County, Colorado
Corson County, South Dakota
McKinley County, New Mexico
Calhoun County, Georgia
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Custer County, Idaho
Polk County, Texas
Oregon County, Missouri
Sweetwater County, Wyoming
Baxter County, Arkansas
Borden County, Texas
Presidio County, Texas
Hudspeth County, Texas
Charleston County, South Carolina
Providence County, Rhode Island
Saint Francois County, Missouri
Newton County, Georgia
Polk County, Arkansas
Bledsoe County, Tennessee