Winkler County, Texas

county in Texas, United States

Winkler County is a county in the state of Texas in the United States. In 2010, 7,110 people lived there. The county seat is Kermit. It is named for Clinton M. Winkler, a Colonel in the Confederate Army. Music maker Roy Orbison completed High School in Winkler County.

Winkler County
Winkler County Courthouse in 1910
Winkler County Courthouse in 1910
Map of Texas highlighting Winkler County.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County SeatKermit
Area
 • Total841 sq mi (2,180 km2)
 • Land841 sq mi (2,180 km2)
 • Water.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)  .02%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total7,110
 • Density8.5/sq mi (3.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Websitewww.co.winkler.tx.us

HistoryEdit

Winkler County was created in 1887 and set up in 1910.

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The county has a total area of 841 square miles.

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