What Are Some Texas Counties?


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Palo Pinto, Bexar, Galveston, Montgomery and Dallas are some counties in Texas. Other counties include Brewster, Pecos, Hudspeth, Wharton and Zapata. Harris county is the most populous county in Texas. Travis County is home to the state capital, Austin.

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The Harris County seat is Houston. As of 2010, Harris County had a population of 4,092,459. Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest city in the United States. Harris County, established in 1836 and one Texas' original 23 counties, got its name in honor of John Richardson Harris, an early Texas settler.

The seat of Dallas County, founded in 1846, is the city of Dallas. As of 2010, Dallas County had a population of 2,368,139, making it the second-most populous county in Texas and the ninth-most popular county in America.

Travis County's seat is Austin, the state capital. Established in 1840, Travis County is named after William Barret Travis, who was the commander of the Texas Army at the Battle of the Alamo.

Galveston County's seat is the city of Galveston, though the county's largest urban center is League City. Galveston County's population was 291,309 in 2010. The pirate Jean Lafitte established one of the area's first settlements on Galveston Island.

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