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Fisher County, Texas

Fisher County, Texas
The Fisher County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Fisher County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1886
Named for Samuel Rhoads Fisher
Seat Roby
Largest city Rotan
 • Total 902 sq mi (2,336 km2)
 • Land 899 sq mi (2,328 km2)
 • Water 2.8 sq mi (7 km2), 0.3%
 • (2010) 3,974
 • Density 4.4/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district 19th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.tx.fisher.cowww

Fisher County is a

  • Fisher County government's website
  • Fisher County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Fisher County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 126. 
  5. ^ "Wet/Dry Status of Texas Counties as of November 2010". Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30".  
  7. ^ "Richard M. Chitwood". Texas Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Shelton, Hooper. "Fisher County, Texas". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Eskota, Texas". Texas Escapes. exas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "Swedonia, Texas". Texas Escapes. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  11. ^ "Roby, Texas". Texas Escapes. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  12. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  14. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  16. ^ "American FactFinder".  


See also


The median income for a household in the county was $27,659, and the median income for a family was $34,907. Males had a median income of $25,071 versus $20,536 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,120. About 13.50% of families and 17.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.40% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 23.00% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 22.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.

There were 1,785 households out of which 27.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 28.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.93.

As of the census[16] of 2000, there were 4,344 people, 1,785 households, and 1,244 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,277 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 83.75% White, 2.76% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 11.58% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. 21.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 902 square miles (2,340 km2), of which 899 square miles (2,330 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.3%) is water.[12]


  • 10000 b.c. Paleo-Indians first inhabitants. Later native American inhabitants include the Pawnee, Wichita and Waco, Lipan Apache, Kiowa and Comanche.[8]
  • 1876 The Texas legislature forms Fisher County from Bexar districts. The new county is named after Samuel Rhoads Fisher.[8]
  • 1880 The census reports 136 inhabitants, 24,164.[8]
  • 1881 The Texas and Pacific Railway routes an east-west branch through Eskota.[9]
  • 1885 Town of Fisher is registered. Swedish immigrants found the community of Swedonia.[10]
  • 1886 Town of North Roby is registered. Roby eventually wins the county seat election over Fisher, but it is later discovered that one of the voters, a Mr. Bill Purp, is actually a dog whose owner lives near Roby.[11]
  • 1920 Fisher County is among Texas leaders in wheat production.[8]
  • 1926 Cotton becomes king, as 48,000 bales are ginned in the county.[8]
  • 1928 Oil is discovered in the county.[8]
  • 1970 The county's average annual farm income is evenly divided between livestock and crops.[8]



  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Major highways 2.1
    • Adjacent counties 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

From 1921 to 1925, the Democrat Richard M. Chitwood of Sweetwater, represented Fisher County in the state House. He left his post to become the first business manager of Texas Tech University but died the next year.[7]

Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Fisher County in the Texas House of Representatives.[6]

, counties in the state of Texas. dry prohibition, or entirely [5]. Fisher County is one of 30Republic of Texas and a Secretary of the Navy of the Texas Declaration of Independence a signer of the [4],Samuel Rhoads Fisher It is named for [3]

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