Jeff Davis County, Texas

county in Texas, United States

Jeff Davis County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2010, 2,342 people lived there. The county seat is Fort Davis. The county is named for Jefferson Davis, the 23rd United States Secretary of War and President of the Confederate States of America.

Jeff Davis County
Jeff Davis County Courthouse in Fort Davis
Jeff Davis County Courthouse in Fort Davis
Map of Texas highlighting Jeff Davis County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 30°43′N 104°08′W / 30.72°N 104.13°W / 30.72; -104.13
Country United States
State Texas
Named forJefferson Davis
SeatFort Davis
Largest communityFort Davis
 • Total2,265 sq mi (5,870 km2)
 • Land2,265 sq mi (5,870 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density1.0/sq mi (0.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district23rd

Jeff Davis County was founded on March 15, 1887.


The county has a total area of 2,265 square miles (5,870 km2).

Bordering counties and municipiosEdit



Census designated placeEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

  • Crow's Nest
  • Davis Mountains Resort
  • Limpia Creek Crossing
  • Mano Prieto

Former communitiesEdit

  • Chispa
  • Madera Springs
  • Wendell