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Creation of Palo Pinto


An Act to create the county of Palo Pinto

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That all the territory lying within the following limits: beginning on the south-west corner of Parker county, thence north with said line of Parker county, 30 miles, to a corner; thence south to a point which is north 30° west, from the west corner of Erath county; thence in a direct line to the west corner of Erath county; thence following the boundaries of Erath and Parker counties, to the beginning, shall constitute a new county by the name of Palo Pinto.

Sec. 2.   That the Chief-Justice of Bosque county shall, as soon as practicable, order an election to be held in Palo Pinto county, for the purpose of electing a Chief-Justice, County Commissioners, Sheriff, Clerk of the District Court and County Court, and all other county officers, and shall have power to qualify the Chief-Justice so elected.

Sec. 3rd.  That the Chief-Justice of Palo Pinto county, after being qualified, as provided for by the previous section, shall have power to qualify the other county officers according to law.

Sec. 4th.  That it shall be the duty of the Chief-Justice and County Commissioners of Palo Pinto county, when qualified, to select the county seat of said county, within five miles of the centre of said county; to lay off the county town, to designate the lots and land reserved for the use of the county, and to cause such buildings to be erected as are necessary for the use of said county, and any other business for the said county, not in conflict with the general laws.

Sec. 5th.   That said county site shall be called Golconda, and that this act take effect from and after its passage.
Approved, August 27th, 1856.

Source: The General Laws of the Sixth Legislature of the State of Texas passed at its adjourned session, convened July 7, 1856. (1856). Austin: Marshall & Oldham, state printers. 


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