Wegefarth County

By: Seymour V. Connor

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: October 1, 1995

Wegefarth County, established by the Texas legislature on June 2, 1873, was named for C. Wegefarth, president of the Texas Immigrant Aid and Supply Company. The territory of the county lay in a disputed area west of Greer County in the eastern Panhandle of Texas. Wegefarth County was abolished by the act of legislature on August 21, 1876, which established the other Panhandle counties.

Hans Peter Nielsen Gammel, comp., Laws of Texas, 1822–1897 (10 vols., Austin: Gammel, 1898).


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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Seymour V. Connor, “Wegefarth County,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 22, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/wegefarth-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

October 1, 1995